East African countries urged to harmonise digital migration

Thursday 19 April 2012 | 11:34 CET | News
East African countries have been urged to harmonise their digital migration policies in order to be able to achieve full digital migration. The Africa Telecommunication Union (ATU) secretary general, Abdoulkarim Soumaila, said the region will only speed up its digital migration process through policy harmonisation. He said all the East African partner states are behind schedule. For instance, Uganda's road map indicates that by around this time, it should be in the implementation phase, moving closer to rolling out DTT services in Kampala and its surrounding areas. However, the country is

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