Cuba to start DTT in June

Cuba will start testing its Chinese version of digital terrestrial TV in June, Cuba has adopted China’s Digital Terrestrial Multimedia Broadcast standard (DTMB) and will start testing in “real conditions” around Havana, the capital.

As part of the tests the Communications Ministry will be distributing set-top box decoders to various neighbourhoods  to ensure adequate transmissions are being made.

The Chinese government has donated much of the equipment needed.

The test receiver boxes can be bought be residents at a price 7.35 Cuban Pesos (about US 33 cents) probably the lowest cost – to consumers – of a box anywhere on the planet.

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