December 12, 2007

Radio Regulatory Council was Consulted and has Reported on the Draft Partial Amendment to Plan for Available Frequencies Allocated to Broadcasting

MIC today consulted the Radio Regulatory Council (Chair: Prof. HATORI Mitsutoshi, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Chuo University) on the draft partial amendment to the Plan for the Available Frequencies Allocated to Broadcasting, and received a Council report stating that the draft is appropriate.
Taking into account the Council report as well as the results of public comment procedure, MIC will amend the Plan for the Available Frequencies Allocated to Broadcasting.

1. Background and outline of the amendment
(1) Change concerning the digital station in Tama (Tokyo)
Within the coverage area of the digital terrestrial television broadcasting (excluding prefecture-wide broadcasting) relay station for the Tama area, it was found that radio waves from the Tokyo parent station could be received in good quality. The provisions concerning the relay station should therefore be deleted from the Plan for the Available Frequencies Allocated to Broadcasting (MPT Notice No. 661 of 1988).

(2) Change concerning the digital station in Gotenba (Shizuoka prefecture)
Within the coverage area of the digital terrestrial television broadcasting relay station for the Gotenba area, it was found that the electric field strength at some points is less than the initially envisioned strength and is insufficient to receive broadcast signals. The position of the relay station, as well as its frequencies and antenna power, should therefore be changed.

2. Future schedule
MIC will promptly amend the Plan for the Available Frequencies Allocated to Broadcasting, taking into account the Council report and the results of the public comment procedure.

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