Romania

Last update: 24-10-2018 - older versions

Regulator ANCOM has said it will propose legislative amendments ahead of a new DTT tender due to take place in the second half of 2018. This follows the results of a public consultation on the spectrum available in the FM band (174-230 MHz) aimed at transforming a VHF digital TV multiplex into four DAB+ national multiplexes.

The Romanian National Authority for Administration and Regulation in Communications (ANCOM) has published a tender document for public consultation that will oversee the introduction of DAB+ multiplexes in the country. Submissions could be made until 24 September 2018, after which ANCOM will make recommended modifications to the intial proposal and establish a calendar for later action. The consultation document is available to download at http://www.ancom.org.ro/en/current-consultations_270.

In September 2018, the Ministry of Communications published a draft strategy for digital terrestrial radio. The document titled "Draft Government Decision approving the Strategy on the implementation of digital terrestrial radio broadcasting and associated multimedia services at national level" produced by MCSI is available at www.comunicatii.gov.ro/proiecte-acte-normative/

On the 20th of January 2016 The National Authority for Management and Regulation in Communications (ANCOM) launched a public consultation on the allocation of digital terrestrial broadcasting multiplexes T-DAB in the band 216-230MHz. Romania has planned two layers of T-DAB spectrum currently occupied by analogue television channels 11 and 12 (216-230 MHz band), through which it can transmit 12 radio programmes.

The Authority drew up a questionnaire addressed to all suppliers potentially interested in acquiring the rights to use the multiplexes to find out their opinion on the manner and the conditions for granting the frequencies and intentions of incumbents or of potential new entrants with regards to their participation in any competitive selection procedure for the allocation of the spectrum available.

A trial DAB multiplex broadcasts six radio services from public broadcaster Radio Romania in Bucharest.

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DAB programmes 5 1 6
Romania consults on radio spectrum allotment for DAB
16.03.2018 - Romania - Romania
Romanian telecommunications authority Ancom launched a public consultation to assess the market players' interest in acquiring rights of use for the available spectrum in the VHF and UHF band for DAB+ digital services.
From Telecompaper:

Romania opens DTT consultation
15.03.2018 - Romania - Romania
In a statement, it says that in the case of the VHF band, Romania obtained a national DVB-T multiplex, and two national T-DAB multiplexes, following international negotiations. It currently uses the VHF band for analogue TV services and will cease to at the end of the year.
From Broadband TV News:

Romania gauges public interest for DAB radio
15.03.2018 - Romania - Romania
Romania’s National Authority for Communications Administration and Regulation (ANCOM) announced on March 13 it is launching a public consultation to gauge market interest in the allocation of spectrum available in the VHF and UHF band for terrestrial digital broadcasting services.
From Radio magazine:

Romanian communications authority ANCOM launches public consultation for DAB
13.03.2018 - Romania - Romania
The National Authority for Communications Administration and Regulation (ANCOM) announced on Tuesday it is launching a public consultation to probe market interest in the allocation of spectrum available from the VHF and UHF band for DAB services in Romania, which they say provides superior sound quality and enables more efficient use of radio spectrum.
From Stiripsurse:

Romanian regulator launches public consultation on allocation of DAB multiplexes
18.01.2016 - Romania - Romania
ANCOM (the National Authority for Management and Regulation of Communications) have invited views on the spectrum bands that could be available to tender, the number and type of multiplexes and the services that would be offered.
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Status: trial and/or regulation
Population: 20.0 million
Population coverage: Sparkline Graph 10.4%
Services: 6 DAB
Last update: 20.01.2016

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