Presentation on theme: "SADC Forum on Analogue to Digital Migration Workshop What is Digital Dividend 27 – 31 August, Mozambique 2012 by Shola TAYLOR ITU Senior International."— Presentation transcript:
SADC Forum on Analogue to Digital Migration Workshop What is Digital Dividend 27 – 31 August, Mozambique 2012 by Shola TAYLOR ITU Senior International Expert CEO, Kemilinks International & former Chairman, ITU Radio Regulations Board
PRESENTATION OUTLINE – WHAT IS THE DIGITAL DIVIDEND? – MANAGEMENT OF SPECTRUM DIVIDEND
WHAT IS THE DIGITAL DIVIDEND? – The Digital Dividend is generally understood as the additional spectrum, which will become available as a consequence of the digitalisation and proper establishment of existing analogue services, based on new, efficient transmission and coding technologies – Spectrum Africa 2012 organised Kampala stated: There is a need to ensure that the definition of the digital dividend should be all encompassing and should include: The spectrum savings Multichannel Programme Delivery within the normal Single Analogue Programme Channel Transmission to multiple platforms for reception or Trans-platform Delivery Provision of Electronic Programmes Guide – EPG Electronic Service Guide (ESG) – the Programmes and system information service for Mobile DTV.
Management of Spectrum Dividend – Consensus on 790-862MHz i.e. 72MHz for ITU Region 1 – some broadcasting assignments remain within the band – Potential exists also in 470-790MHz for mobile broadband/multimedia services – some broadcasting assignments remain within the band; studies are being conducted – WRC12 made a frozen allocation 698-790 MHz – Cautious Approach Many African countries yet to transit even in 790-862MHz Even the new technology like LTE has not been standardised and may not be commercially available until a few years; Impact of extension on GE06 and compatibility between mobile broadband in this extension