Bolivia triples TV frequencies

Iñaki Ferreras | 08-01-2013

Bolivia's Government has decided to triple the national TV frequencies, taking the capacity to three channels on each frequency and thus enabling a total of 66 digital signals.

According to the Autoridad de Fiscalización y Regulación de Telecomunicaciones y Transportes (ATT) – the national official regulator for transport and telecommunications – there will be 'more than enough' space for all of the sectors that are asking for a TV frequency.

According to Prensario Internacional, the Government will be making frequency and bandwidth changes until 15 January for the pay-TV FM signals included in the Frequency National Plan approved last November. The plan is part of the Government's efforts to reorganize the telco frequencies in the country, not only for the development of DTT but also for fixed and mobile communications.

ATT has confirmed that within the next few months it will tender 13 bids for space of 700 MHz, 900 MHz, 1900 MHz, 1700-2100 MHz and 2.5 GHz.