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Italy to switch to DVB-T2 format by July 2022

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All Italians will have to switch to the new DVB-T2 standard by 01 July 2022, according to the timetable included in the government's latest budget law. The switchover date is in line with the European Union's plans to free up frequency space in the 700 MHz band for 5G mobile communications by moving digital TV channels to the 470-694 MHz band. Communications regulator Agcom now has until 31 May 2018 to publish the plan for allocating the frequencies, with the transition to DVB-T2 set to begin on 01 January 2020.

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