Belgium Telecom Regulator opposes Flemish ASO plan
The Belgium national Telecom Regulator BIPT has asked the Supreme Court to declare the Flemish analogue switch-off plan null and void according to Broadband TV News. The plan is to switch of all analogue transmissions to make way for more DTT multiplexes.
The dispute centres on the competence and authority to regulate and assign frequency allocations within the country. Whilst the Flemish and Walloon governments regulate broadcasting in each part of the country, BIPT says that only it is competent to allocate the broadcast frequencies. If the Supreme Court agrees with BIPT then the recent Flemish plans for DTT are likely to be delayed.
Source: Broadband TV News
Item added: 4th March 2008