In the Czech Republic, frequency allocation is becoming affordable.
Following discussions with operators, the Czech Telecommunications Office has bowed to pressure, and the price of frequency allocations for DAB+ multiplexes will be lower than initially forecast. Converted on a per capita basis, the operator pays 10 crowns per inhabitant. The regulator reported this in its monthly monitoring report for August.
Development criteria have been established with the new emerging platform in mind. National networks should cover 18% of the population and highways within 50 months, and 12% of the population and highways within 80 months. Regional broadcasting should cover 40% of the region's population within 24 months, and 24% of the region's population in a further 70 months.Czech Telecommunications Office