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Spain delays approval of digital dividend plan until Sept

Friday 25 July 2014 | 10:51 CET | News
Spain's industry ministry has confirmed that the government will consider the digital dividend technical plan on the freeing up the 800 MHz band frequencies currently used by DTT channels in September instead of the end of July, as previously promised by industry minister Jose Manuel Soria. The government also plans to organise a tender for 30 percent of the country's private TV frequencies. "The Council of Ministers will formally approve the plan in September," said Spain's telecoms minister Victor Calvo-Sotelo, adding that the plan provides a "very clear idea of the timing and the

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