An overview of the current progress and future plans in freeing up the 700 MHz band and the related transition to DVB-T2 broadcasting; the talk will recap the current state of preparation of key documents and requirements for related technology, including the lowest compatible version of HbbTV for the Czech market, and the possibilities of future development of hybrid platforms in the transition to a new standard of terrestrial broadcasting.
Pavel spent much of his career at the Federal Statistical Office working on statistical data processing and IT applications. In the nineties, he worked for several information technology companies (including APP and ICZ). In 1998–2002, he was a ministry adviser and member of the ČSSD expert group on information and communication technology. He is the co-author of the State Information Policy and was involved in the drafting of various IT laws. From 2003 to 30 April 2005, he worked as the advisor of the administrative bodies of ČESKÝ TELECOM, a.s. From 1 May 2005, he was member of the Board; on 1 April 2006, the government appointed him chairman of the Council of the Czech Telecommunication Office and later extended his tenure in 2009 and April 2010. He was in charge of the technical group that managed frequencies during the digitalisation of terrestrial broadcasting and took part in the work of the National Coordination Group. He was a member of the CTO Council from 2005 to 2015. For seven years he was its chairman, from April 2006 to April 2013. Since 2015, he has been an advisor at the Ministry of Industry and Trade, from July 2016 as the chairman of its coordination group for the implementation of the Strategy for the Development of Terrestrial Digital TV Broadcasting.