Romania will have two national terrestrial digital networks (T-DAB) and 8 terrestrial TV digital networks (DVB-T) as part of the digital radio plan set in Geneva at the “Regional Radio Communications Conference,” according to The General Inspectorate for Communications and Information Technology (IGCTI).
Until 2012, the eight national digital TV networks are to replace the three analogous networks and the over 300 local stations authorized. The two current digital radio networks join the other four analogous ones and the two digital T-DAB in L band.
According to IGCTI, the toughest negotiations Romania had to carry with Bulgaria and Ukraine, ended with advantageous results for Romania despite the previous offers.
The digital TV services entail more advantages than the analogous TV such as better quality, the possibility of mobile reception for TV, internet and multimedia.
The Regional Radio Communications Conference aimed at establishing the digital TV plan that comprises frequencies between 174-230 MHz and 470-862 MHz. The conference reunited over 1000 delegates from 104 countries from Europe, Africa, Middle East and Iran that have ratified the Accord Geneva 2006.
The new accord and plan replace the Accord Stockholm 1961 for European countries and Accord Geneva 1989 for African countries.