Seven years after the start of the digital swithover in Italy, public broadcaster RAI has launched the first combined fixed and mobile TV transmission in DVB-T2, in the Valle d’Aosta region.
The new DVB-T2 Lite standard and innovative MPEG encoding techniques enable RAI to use the same DVB-T2 multiplex for transmission to both fixed and mobile terminals. DVB-T2 Lite has a bandwidth of 2.2 Mbps and allows signal reception even within a car moving at speeds of up to 130 km/h.
Two transmitters, located at Aosta and Saint Vincent, are already covering a significant part of the region, but there is still no date for the launch of DVB-T2 Lite to the public.
According to Italian regulations, TV manufacturers must include DVB-T2 receivers in their sets by 2015.