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Question 11-3/2
Examination of terrestrial digital sound and television broadcasting technologies and systems, interoperability of digital terrestrial systems with existing analogue networks, and strategies and methods of migration from analogue terrestrial techniques to digital techniques
Question 11-3/2
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[The expected output of Question 11-3/2 for the study period 2010-2014 will include: a) Report reflecting studies [on]: [Selection of appropriate standard and introduction of relevant digital technology for terrestrial sound and television broadcasting in developing countries, including ways and means of covering rural and sparsely populated areas; Impact of the convergence of terrestrial sound and television broadcasting with other terrestrial telecommunication services on developing countries, taking into consideration relevant activities carried out in the other two ITU Sectors; Analysis of gradual transition to digital terrestrial sound and television broadcasting; Identification of milestones to be reflected in reports or documents generated by ITU-D for the next study period; Impact of interactive multimedia applications enabled by digital terrestrial sound and television broadcasting on the developing countries, including their effects on digital divide and social inclusion by means of e-Government; Spectrum planning for bands allocated to broadcasting services in preparation for the analogue switch-off, including the usage of white spaces, the digital dividend, and possible band plans, allotment plans, and specific bands to be allocated to broadcasters after the analogue switch-off, in the purview of the Radiocommunication Sector.] b) Collection and periodic dissemination of relevant data emanating from the organizations and groups listed in section 8 below. Periodic updates on studies taking place in the other ITU Sectors; c) Comprehensive guidelines on transition from analogue to digital broadcasting, including financing of deployment and strategies to speed up the migration; d) Best practices on fostering public awareness regarding the transition from analogue to digital in broadcasting; e) Comprehensive study about special agreements for local production or supply of equipment to enable the transition from analogue to digital broadcasting, for instance intellectual property, transfer of technology, etc.; and f) Compendium of public policies on the digital terrestrial radio and television transition that brings together the regulatory experiences of countries that are exploring, evaluating and implementing digital terrestrial sound and television technologies.  
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