Romania’s ANCOM Probing Interest for DAB - Radio World
Public consultation will help determine country’s use of digital radio

Romania’s Autoritatea Naţională pentru Administrare şi Reglementare în Comunicaţii, National Authority for Communications Administration and Regulation (ANCOM), is getting the people’s thoughts on digital terrestrial broadcasting, officially launching a public consultation on Tuesday, March 13, to garner the interest of the country’s radio market.

Following international regulations on DAB, Romania has obtained two T-DAB national multiplexes and a DVB-T national digital terrestrial multiplex in the VHF (174-230 MHz) and UHF (470-694 MHz) bands, per ANCOM.

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Since 2014, the VHF band digital terrestrial multiplex, together with the national and regional UHF band multiplexes, have been through four auctions organized by ANCOM and no operator as of yet has shown interest in acquiring the rights to use it, per the organization.

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“The opinions expressed during this consultation will serve to substantiate ANCOM’s decisions on the granting of rights of use for digital terrestrial broadcasting services,” ANCOM said in a press release.

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