KommAustria has launched its 2013 digitisation plan, which calls for a migration to DVB-T2 in 2016.
Digital terrestrial broadcasting started in Austria in 2006 with two muxes, A and B. Licences were issued for a period of ten years using the DVB-T standard.
KommAustria, the Austrian Communications Authority, has now published its digitisation plan for 2013 on May 1, 2013.
Under the plan, KommAustria will pave the way for migration from DVB-T to DVB-T2 starting in August 2014 when it will issue new licences for the two muxes.
The two mutliplexes are now being used by pubpic broadcaster ORF, a number of private channels as well as regional broadcasters.
Last April, Austrian transmitter company ORS, a subsidiary of public broadcaster ORF, launched a paid-for DTT service called SimpliTV using the DVB-T2 standard,
The digitisation plan is available on the website of RTR, the Austrian Regulatory Authority for Broadcasting and Telecommunications (RTR), in German only.