However, interference with FM radio programmes has remained the same, with the emergence of new ones in the T-DAB area.
In a statement, HAKOM says its experts conducted an extensive multi-month action to measure interference coming from Italy. After the shutdown of the most dominant disturbing transmitters in Friuli Venezia Giulia, Veneto, Emilia Romagna, Marche, Abruzzo and Puglia, the level of TV disturbances was the same as last year.
HAKOM adds that in previous years Italy has passed regulations and a separate law that modify its TV frequency plan and excludes those that disturb neighbouring countries. A compensation fund was also established and all this resulted in the disconnection of the transmitters causing the most interference, starting in September 2016 and completing in January 2017.
This, says HAKOM, was thanks to its long-standing efforts, working withiun the framework of international institutions including the ITU and EC’s Radio Spectrum Management Policy Advisory Group.