Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Mozambique to ban import of analogue radio and TV sets

The Mozambique National Communications Institute (INCM) is drawing up a decree to ban the import of analogue radio and television sets, which are almost obsolete because of the country's commitment to digital migration. INCM chairman Isidoro da Silva told AIM (Agencia de Informacao de Mocambique) he hopes to have the draft decree ready for submission to the government next month.
Mozambique has accepted the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) deadline to complete the transition from analogue to digital radio and TV broadcasting by 2015. Silva was attending the Fourth SADC Forum on digital migration. Among the objectives of the meeting was to see how to manufacture or acquire digital equipment, and distribute it among the population. 

Silva said Mozambique is well advanced in preparing its digital migration. It has chosen DVB-T2 as the standard. Analogue equipment will stop working in 2015, unless the owner buys a decoder and couples it to her or his TV set.

(Source : telecompaper)

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