Transition from the old digital land to the new generation DVB-T2 Moving forward, there will be no pause or postponement because the Lazio Regional Administrative Court rejected the two appeals submitted by Cairo Telecom H Persidera. Both companies, for various reasons, requested the cancellation of Ajcom Decision 129/19 / Cons and the schedule for switching off the old signal and operating the new one.
This means that this part of the transition from old technology to new technology will allow liberalization Radio range at 700MHz Which, right after that, phone operators will be running for Transfer data in 5G. Provides Agcom Resolution 129/19 / Cons for Half MUX Available to national television operators, due to the fact that with the transition to the new DVB-T2 standard, it is possible to transmit more channels operating the same frequencies as before. From 20 DVB-T1 digital terrestrial frequencies we pass to 10 DVB-T2 frequencies and this was not accepted by Cairo Communications and Persidera, who resorted to TAR to block the action.
Digital Earth: What the Third Assessment Report decided on
Cairo Communications considered the resolution not applicable to its Multiplex, while Persidera considered halving the frequencies as incorrect: instead of converting to 0.5 DVB-T2 frequencies per DVB-T1 frequency, they preferred a ratio of 0.6.
According to the Lazio Regional Administrative CourtHowever, both of them are wrong: the appeals are partly dismissed and considered in part.Unacceptable or unacceptable“, Since the TAR is not competent to decide on the disputed facts. The result, however, is clear: we are continuing the switching process and the procedures and dates already set out must be respected.
The digital floor: dates confirmed by the TAR
The dates indirectly confirmed by the TAR, in rejection of the appeals made, are those set by the Ministry of Economic Development and vary from region to region: Italy has in fact been divided into 4 regions, which will move from the old to the new digital land at different times From September 1, 2021, until June 20, 2022, The date when the old signal will be switched off across the country.
Here are the different stages of decommissioning and Areas that will switch to the new signal first:
- September 1, 2021 – December 31, 2021: District 2 – Valle d’Aosta, Piedmont, Lombardy, excluding Mantua Province, Province of Piacenza, Province of Trento, Province of Bolzano; Region 3 – Veneto, Province of Mantua, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Emilia-Romagna excluding Piacenza Province
- 1 January 2022 – 31 March 2022: Region 1 – Liguria, Tuscany, Umbria, Lazio, Campania, Sardinia
- April 1, 2022 – June 20, 2022: Region 4 – Sicily, Calabria, Puglia, Basilicata; Abruzzo, Molise, Marche
New Digital Earth: Who Will Have to Change Television
Marking the transition from the old to the new digital terrestrial signal, some TVs will not be compatible and will not be able to display any channels. Compliance with the standard will be essential DVB-T2 However H.265 HEVC codec.
For more information on this, we suggest reading what we have Guide on how to find out if your TV is DVB-T2 compliant We remind you that if not, then State TV bonus This allows you to save up to 50 € on a new TV or a new external decoder compatible with the new signal.