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DTV Planning Status and Information

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DTV Planning Status and Information

  1. 1. DTV Planning Status andInformationDr. Vladimir Trajkovic, MIEEE
  2. 2. Outline• Introduction• Channel planning objectives• Current status• Indicative channel plan• My Switch• Restack implementation/timetables• Q&A
  3. 3. Introduction• Wireless microphones use TV spectrum• Digital Dividend will introduce new services• TV services to vacate the Digital Dividend• Remaining TV band needs to be reorganized - restack
  4. 4. Initial Channel Plan - Example- Analog TV (pre-Dec. 2011) - Digital TV Digital Dividend
  5. 5. Current Channel Plan (digital only) Digital Dividend
  6. 6. Example - block plan Digital Dividend
  7. 7. Output from the channel planning• Indicative channel plan for all sites• http://www.acma.gov.au/WEB/STANDARD/pc=PC_312417• TLAP documents: • Draft TLAPs, Engineering reports, Planning data • http://www.acma.gov.au/WEB/STANDARD/pc=PC_410169 • Final TLAPs: • http://www.acma.gov.au/WEB/STANDARD/pc=PC_410167
  8. 8. My Switch• My Switch is a tool that provides information about the Digital Switchover• http://www.digitalready.gov.au/myswitch.aspx• For each area it provides information about coverage/signal strength• Can be used in combination with the indicative channel plan
  9. 9. What’s next? Implementation (restack) stage• Project Implementation Manager (PIM) has been appointed.• A small number of sites have already been restacked.• Major work is planned to start in Q2 2013.• Restack required to be finished by December 31, 2014.• About 400 sites need to be restacked.
  10. 10. Implementation – key objectives• To complete project by the end of 2014• To minimise disruptions to viewers • E.g. to minimise the number of times the viewers need to retune their receivers• Order in which sites are restacked is sometimes determined by interference limitations
  11. 11. Indicative restack timetableSource: http://www.dbcde.gov.au/television/achieving_the_digital_dividend_-_restack
  12. 12. Q&A> Thank you.
  13. 13. Indicative Channel Plan- example
  14. 14. MySwitch - example Kings Cross coverage

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