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Rwanda still to set digital migration deadline

Rwanda's minister of Youth and ICT, Jean Philbert Nsengimana has said that the country's final switch from analogy to digital transmission is still to be decided.
As the deadline for the East African Community (EAC) countries to switch from analogue to digital broadcasting nears, the Rwandan government are in final stages to switch to digital transmission.

"The strategy to meet the EAC target is under consideration and expected to be approved by the cabinet soon," Nsengimana said.

In January this year, Orinfor, the public broadcaster said it was set to start broadcasting digital content in March 2012, ahead of the 31 December deadline set for East African Community countries to have switched to digital broadcasting.

The public broadcaster missed out on its initial deadline due to delays in identifying a "competent" supplier for devices to convert analogue images to digital ones but since they have procured the equipments it will soon switch off the analogue transmission.

The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) set 2015 as the global deadline for switching from analogue to digital broadcasting,


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