Digital switchover

Spectrum implications of the switchover to digital transmissions of terrestrial telecision

PTS had an assignment by the Government to investigate the so called Digital Dividend. The assignment includes assessing the amount of spectrum that can be released as an effect of the switchoff of analogue transmissions of terrestrial television, and to investigate the different types of use that could be possible after switchoff. Furthermore, the consequenses of alternative uses of the released spectrum should be investigated, the effects on current and future users of spectrum, the possibilities to reuse existing infrastructure and investments that have already been made.

The assigment was delivered to Government by September 1st 2006.