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Spain's analogue switch over will take place on April 3, 2010. The entire country should be switched off from then onwards but some experts warn that won't be possible, as telecommunication installers have too much work and won't manage to adapt all the collective antennas by then, especially in Madrid and Barcelona.

According to the National Federation of Telecommunication Installers (FENITEL) some people won't be able to have DTT after the analogue switch off for some days if the current demand for the adaptation of their analogue aerials doesn't speed up. In particular in the big capitals the demand is not enough according to the Federation.

"This is worrying for the installers since they won't be able to do all the remaining work in just one month," claimed Miguel Angel García Argüelles, the Federation's general director.

But FENITEL's representative said the Federation is also worried about the "worrying" growth of illegal installers who do the same work as legal installers but for less money.

"They don't know how to adapt the antennas the right way so they cause a double cost for the users because they'll have to hire a legal installer the second time in order to adapt their antenas the right way," he claimed.

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