23 December 2021

As part of the refarming process of the 700 MHz band, EI Towers participated in the tender procedures called by MISE for the assignment of rights of use of the frequencies for digital terrestrial television service in the local area, winning the rights for the implementation of networks in the following Technical Areas:

AT 01 – Piedmont (Level I network – Channels 21 and 41)

AT 02 – Valle d’Aosta (Level I network – Channel 27 and Level I network – Channel 31)

AT 03 – Lombardy and Eastern Piedmont (Level I Network – Channel 22)

AT 04 a – Autonomous Province of Trento (Level I Network – Channel 41)

AT 07 – Liguria (Level I network – Channel 27)

AT 08 – Emilia Romagna (Level I Network – Channel 32 and 29)

AT 09 – Tuscany (Level I Network – Channel 41) 

AT 11 – Marche (Level I Network – Channel 42)

AT 12 – Lazio (Level I Network – Channel 27)

AT 13 – Abruzzo and Molise (Level I Network – Channel 29 and 32)

AT 14 – Campania (Level I Network – Channel 41 and Level II Network – Channel 31 in the provinces of Avellino, Benevento, Caserta, Naples and Salerno)

AT 16 – Calabria (Level I network – Channel 32)

AT 18 – Sardinia (Level I network – Channel 39 and 41)

EI Towers, on account of the experience gained in the radio and television sector and with its new role as local television network operator, in December 2021, in line with the timing defined by the ministerial road map, activated the first local television network in Sardinia, thus marking the beginning of the transition to the new digital terrestrial. 

The network, entirely designed and built by EI Towers, consists of 40 equipments, which ensures a coverage of the population of over 90%, is based on a centralized head-end at the Headquarters of Lissone and transfers the contents of more than 15 providers of local audiovisual media services (FSMA) to the Sardinian territory.

The commitment of EI Towers, for the completion of the transition process to the new digital terrestrial television by local broadcasters, will continue during 2022 with the implementation of additional networks and the provision of the required transmission capacity to the FSMA.