Bosnia’s Communications Regulatory Agency (RAK) has issued a response to what it terms “inaccurate information published in some media” about the switch off of analogue TV signals in the country.
It starts by reminding the public of some facts. The first is that the shutdown is a direct consequence of a request received from the Croatian regulator HAKOM in April which is seeking to stop interference coming from Bosnia & Herzegovina (BiH) that is hindering the rollout of 5G services.
The second is that the accelerated shutdown of analogue transmitters in BiH this year is a consequence of the country not completing the transition to digital broadcasting in accordance with international obligations.
RAK adds that a few months all TV broadcasters were provided with a list of the 171 transmitters that should be shut down between July 1 and the end of this year.
There are in fact a total of 26 public and commercial TV stations in BiH that are obliged to turn off their analogue transmitters.