Hot for 2013: Greeks wrestling with digital dividend issues

21 Feb 2013

Greece’s National Telecommunications & Post Commission (EETT) has presented an action plan for 2013 which identifies priority areas as: facilitating the expansion of high speed broadband networks across the country (including fixed VDSL and mobile LTE); reducing wholesale network termination rates; simplifying Greece’s mobile licensing framework; and applying the entire new European Union (EU) electronic communications framework. A specific area of focus is the management of spectrum from the transition to digital terrestrial television (DTT) – which was implemented in July 2012 – including the exploitation of the digital dividend (790MHz–862MHz) for mobile broadband services and the more efficient oversight of available spectrum via an enhanced ‘Spectrum and Radio Frequency Management Information System’, the EETT stated.