The Hellenic Administration, following the DECISION (EU) 2017/899 of the European Parliament and of the Council  mandate, will adopt the attached  national plan and schedule (‘national roadmap’),including detailed steps for fulfilling its obligations under Articles 1 and 4.

The national roadmap was finalized after consulting all relevant stakeholders. THE FINAL DATE for the use of the 694-790 MHz (‘700 MHz’) frequency band for terrestrial systems capable of providing wireless broadband electronic communications services IS DECIDED TO BE THE 15TH DECEMBER 2020.

No.

Milestones

Final date

1

Announcement for the adaptation of the DVB-T2 standard and providing information to the public in order to facilitate the timely availability of interoperable television broadcasting network equipment and receivers in the internal market.

Jul-2018

2

Amendment of the National Frequency Allocation Table regarding the new 700MHz band plan and the frequency arrangements of the military services that currently use part of this band

Oct-2018

3

Initiating the process of the award of the 700MHz band

Oct-2018

4

DTT receivers’ standardization announcement.

Nov-2018

5

Publication of Final DTT frequency plan

Dec-2018

6

Initiating the process for the amendment of the 1) Individual right of use of Public DTT Network Provider and 2) Individual right of use of Private DTT Network Provider, according to the new DTΤ frequency plan (milestone 5).

Dec-2018

7

Publication of Transition plans facilitating the migration of television below 694 MHz. The transition plan will take into account the diverging 700 MHz Digital Dividend availability dates such as Italy’s (2022), Turkey’s (2018) and other neighboring countries, in order to limit the impact of the forthcoming transition process on the public.

Feb-2019

8

Starting migration (Depending of the time needed for milestone 6 to be completed. In case milestone 6 is achieved earlier than Oct 2019, DTT migration will start earlier.)

DTT network deployment (no emissions) until Jan-2020.

Oct -2019

9

Award of the 700MHz band

July-2020

10

End of migration

Dec-2020

11

700MHz band availability

Dec-2020

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