Ecuador DSO date slips

The telecommunications ministry (Mintel) in Ecuador has abandoned plans to switch off its analogue TV broadcasting, originally planned for this month.

Mintel says that adoption of DTT is not now likely until this time next year. Local press reports add, perhaps cynically, “if then”.

The ministry says it has delayed analogue switch-off because it wanted the technical reach of the DTT system to reach at least 90 per cent of the population.

This latest delay is just another set-back given that the previous plan was to achieve analogue switch off at the end of last year.

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