Releasing the potential of the
Digital Dividend – the Swedish solution
“Digital dividend opportunities” - Ghent University...
RSPG on the Digital Dividend

• “…leaves an undecided but considerable amount of
  spectrum in the relevant bands for more...
Soft harmonisation of the Digital
Dividend

• Member States – switchover and dividend
  strategies

• Users of spectrum – ...
Swedish Broadband Survey 2007




xDSL   Fiber-LAN       Cable-tv   HSPA   CDMA 2000



          2008-10-20
Mobile data traffic and number of mobile subscriptions with

active users of mobile data via plug-in card or USB modem
   ...
The 800 MHz band


• Digital dividend is the process

• In Sweden the result of that process is the
  release of the 800 M...
Digital switchover in Sweden

• Start of digital terrestrial TV services 1999
• Government Bill on switch-over and analogu...
The decision and the path ahead
• The Government decision on December 19
  • 790-862 MHz (the 800 MHz band) should be vaca...
Future work on the 800 MHz band in
Sweden

1. Plan to vacate the band

2. Harmonisation and spectrum arrangements

3. Awar...
Summary
• The Digital Dividend
  is a unique
  opportunity
• ”Soft harmonisation”
  is needed
• The 800 MHz band
  (790-86...
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Ddo7 Marianne Treschow Ghent Dividend Presentation Treschow 081017

  1. 1. Releasing the potential of the Digital Dividend – the Swedish solution “Digital dividend opportunities” - Ghent University Marianne Treschow RSPG chair Director-General Swedish Post and Telecom Agency (PTS)
  2. 2. RSPG on the Digital Dividend • “…leaves an undecided but considerable amount of spectrum in the relevant bands for more services such as broadcasting or other electronic communications services.” (RSPG04-55 2004) • ”…there may be EU-wide benefits to the use of the digital dividend by fixed/mobile applications (including uplinks) in a harmonised sub-band of the UHF band…” (RSPG07-161 2007) 2008-10-20
  3. 3. Soft harmonisation of the Digital Dividend • Member States – switchover and dividend strategies • Users of spectrum – business plans, economies of scale • Industry – equipment standardisation, economies of scale • End-users – access to services 2008-10-20
  4. 4. Swedish Broadband Survey 2007 xDSL Fiber-LAN Cable-tv HSPA CDMA 2000 2008-10-20
  5. 5. Mobile data traffic and number of mobile subscriptions with active users of mobile data via plug-in card or USB modem 3 000 600 Thousands Tbyte 2 500 500 2 000 400 1 500 300 1 000 200 Traffic for mobile data services 500 100 Subscriptions via data 0 0 plug-in cards or USB- modems 6 07 7 2 00 20 2 00 1h 2008-10-20
  6. 6. The 800 MHz band • Digital dividend is the process • In Sweden the result of that process is the release of the 800 MHz band • The 800 MHz band is the range 790 – 862 MHz • A total of 72 MHz 2008-10-20
  7. 7. Digital switchover in Sweden • Start of digital terrestrial TV services 1999 • Government Bill on switch-over and analogue switch-off March 2003 • The Government has decided on transmission rights for 5 multiplexers (approx.35 channels) • Analogue transmissions closed down in stages, discontinued by October 2007 • Government Decision 19 December 2007 2008-10-20
  8. 8. The decision and the path ahead • The Government decision on December 19 • 790-862 MHz (the 800 MHz band) should be vacated • a sixth multiplex should be established under 790 MHz • a new multiplex should be established in band III • PTS assignment to produce a plan • Vacate the 800 MHz band • New multiplex under 790 MHz • New multiplex in band III • Assignment to be reported to the Government on December 15 at the latest 2008-10-20
  9. 9. Future work on the 800 MHz band in Sweden 1. Plan to vacate the band 2. Harmonisation and spectrum arrangements 3. Award process • Open invitation, service and technology neutral, tradable • No official date for award, indication 2009-2010 timeframe 2008-10-20
  10. 10. Summary • The Digital Dividend is a unique opportunity • ”Soft harmonisation” is needed • The 800 MHz band (790-862 MHz) is likely to be the European sub-band Welcome to join the 800 MHz club! 2008-10-20
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