In a report, the country’s Ministry of Digital Affairs adds that on its initiative work began in 2017 on amending regulations regarding the technical requirements of TV receivers. The period between determining the required standards (in the form of regulation) and the date of the change is three years, which will be maintained in this case.
The report also says that the Office of Electronic Communications (UKE) has signed bilateral and multilateral agreements on new frequency arrangements for the network of TV transmitters necessary to transfer transmissions in the 470 – 790 MHz range to the 470 – 694 MHz band with Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Germany, Sweden, Lithuania, Latvia, Denmark and bilateral agreements with Ukraine and Belarus.
The only missing agreement is with Russia, which despite many attempts by Poland “did not undertake effective dialogue, either in the multilateral format within the NEDDiF9 forum or in the bilateral formula”.
Indeed, up until the publication of the report only one meeting between the two parties had taken place, in November 2016 in Moscow.
The report also notes that the releaee date of the 700MHz band in Belarus and Ukraine is still unknown.