Second consultation meeting on transforming TV broadcasting from analogue to digital in Afghanistan

31-Jan-2013
Afghanistan Telecom Regulatory Authority (ATRA), Ministry of Communication and IT hold the 2nd consultation meeting for the implementation of terrestrial TV broadcasting transformation from analogue to digital system, attended by TV representatives in the country.

In the meeting, both sides exchanged viewpoints regarding the implementation of the project, the transition period, delivery of quality services to the consumers, development of TV networks, and its effects on the future investment as well as other technical points.
During the meeting, the TV network representatives were once again asked to submit their written opinions and recommendations to ATRA within the given deadline, in order to take further steps in the implementation of the project.
Based on the decision/recommendation of International Telecommunication Union (ITU) which has set 1-July-2015 as the deadline for member states to convert the TV broadcasting system from analogue to digital, Afghanistan intends to implement the transition program in time.