Cuba has delayed its digital switchover.
Cuba’s deputy minister of communications, Ana Julia Marine Lopez, confirmed in an interview with a local newspaper that the nation has put off a complete switch to DTT until 2024. She blamed the delay on costs and the ongoing financial problems the nation is facing.
According to Marine Lopez, Cuba’s government has approved the financing that allowed to boost the production of set-top boxes and is expected to deliver 318,000 units this year. From 2013 to today Cuba has sold 2.7 million DTT STBs.
However, some progress is being made; The first switch-over to DTT will start later this year in Cuba’s western provinces, followed in 2022 in the region from Villa Clara to Camagüey. The final phase, she said, would take place in 2023 in the eastern portion of the nation.