Addis Ababa 08/2017 An agreement that will enable Ethiopia to realize the digitalization of TV transmission concluded with a U.S. - based company.
The Information Network Security Agency (INSA) will oversee the project to be implemented by the U.S. based GatesAir.
The transfer of TV transmission technology from analogue to digital is expected to cost 34 million USD, coordinator of the project Gosa Demsei told ENA.
The project will be implemented in three phases, he said. He mentioned that the development of infrastructures, launching trial service and fully transfer into the digital system are the phases.
Upon completion, the project will enable to transmit a minimum of 22 channels, he said.
According to the coordinator, fully digitalizing the transmission will be realized four to eight years.