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Question 2/1
Strategies, policies, regulations and methods of migration and adoption of digital broadcasting and implementation of new services
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Expected output
a) A report reflecting the studies outlined in §§ 2.1, 2.2, 2.3 2.4, 2.5, 2.6 and 2.7 below.
b) Periodic dissemination of relevant data emanating from the organizations and groups listed in the proposed methods of handling the Question. Periodic updates on studies taking place in the other ITU Sectors.
c) National experiences on strategies and socio-economic aspects of the introduction of new broadcasting technologies, services and capabilities.
Question or issue for study
Studies under the Question will focus on the following issues:
2.1 Analysis of methods and issues for the transition to digital terrestrial sound and television broadcasting, including analogue-to-digital and digital-to-digital, allowing the deployment of new services and applications for consumers.
2.2 National experiences on strategies and socio-economic aspects of the introduction of new broadcasting technologies, emerging services and capabilities.
2.3 National experiences on spectrum planning activities in preparation for the analogue switch-off.
2.4 National experiences on interference mitigation measures.
2.5 Analysis of the gradual transition to digital sound broadcasting, study cases, sharing of experiences and strategies implemented.
2.6 Costs of the transition to digital broadcasting and mplications for the various players: broadcasters, operators, technology providers, manufacturers and distributors of receivers, and consumers, among others.
2.7 The use of the digital-dividend frequency bands resulting from the transition to terrestrial digital broadcasting, including technical, regulatory and economic aspects, such as:
a) status of the use of the digital-dividend frequency bands;
b) standards/Recommendations adopted or currently being studied by the other two ITU Sectors related to the topic;
c) sharing of the digital-dividend frequency band;
d) harmonization and cooperation at regional level;
e) the role of the digital dividend in saving financing, cost savings on the transition to digital, and best experience and practice in this regard;
f) use of the digital dividend to help bridge the digital divide, especially for the development of communication services for rural and remote areas;
g) guidelines on the transition to digital sound broadcasting, focusing on the experiences of those countries that have completed this process. 
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