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Uganda abandons DSO plan

December 11, 2014

By Chris Forrester

Uganda has admitted that its previous plan to switch off analogue TV on December 31st 2014 has been abandoned.

Fred Otunnu, head of communications at the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has said that the country is still working towards the June 2015 ITU complete switch-off date, but local reports say this ambition will be a tall order.  Mr Otunnu said the nation will adopt a piecemeal approach for switch-off.

He added that by March 2015 he anticipated that 80 per cent of the country would be ready for digital TV, with greater Kampala already served by digital transmissions.

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