The Spanish Government has proposed €50 million in grants in the 2019 state budget to help Spaniards retune their antennas in the second digital migration.
This will be just an initial compensation – since the first DTT migration in 2015 the Administration has granted €289 million. DTT migration is set to begin in February when the new DTT technical plan is finally approved. Spaniards must retune their antennas before DTT transmissions are switched off in the 694-790 MHz band in March 2020.
Around eight million homes are set to be affected by the new digital dividend plan that will see the 700 MHz band released for 5G mobile services by March 2020, with a frequency auction before June that year.