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Spectrum Management and Broadcasting

Spectrum Management


Wireless technology has changed our lives drastically and has a great potential to improve our life quality. Introduction and expansion of new services is seriously impeded in the absence of effective spectrum management structures.

The major objective of BDT work in this area is to strengthen national regulatory bodies in frequency planning and assignment, management and monitoring, setting fees for spectrum utilization. BDT provides assistance in various aspects of spectrum management including efficient tools for managing the spectrum. More​​


Transition from analogue to digital broadcasting already begun in many developing countries is expected to reach peak level in the next cycle in Regions 2 and 3 and finalized in Region 1. It is expected that requests for assistance from BDT will increase accordingly.

The objective of BDT work in this area is to enable developing countries to achieve smooth migration from analogue to digital broadcasting including terrestrial TV, mobile TV and sound broadcasting, and follow with the countries the post-transition activities like e.g. introducing new broadcasting services, allocation of the digital dividend. In particular BDT is providing assistance on policy and regulatory frameworks for digital broadcasting and organising regional meetings for ITU members on the use of spectrum for broadcasting or other services. More​​