The European Commission has adopted a Decision which sets out the mandatory conditions for using ultra-wideband (UWB) technology. This is a wireless technology which provides short-range, very high speed wireless communications between electronic devices such as laptops, DVD/TVs, digital cameras and MP3 players. With UWB, many electronic devices currently linked by cable will have a wireless alternative, allowing the devices to 'speak' to one another when in range. The technical conditions provided by the Decision must be applied by all 27 Member States within the next six months.