WTDC-14 Highlights: Issue N°7, 7 April 2014 : Digital Switchover

New ITU updated guidelines on the digital switchover feature in Dubai
The ITU has presented updated guidelines to help developing countries make a smooth transition from analogue to digital broadcasting as many countries prepare to meet the universal 2015 deadline for the switchover.

The presentation was made at a special event on the sidelines of WTDC-14 and also highlighted new features of ITU’s spectrum management system for developing countries, known as SMD4DC.

Speaking on behalf of ITU Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) Director Brahima Sanou, BDT Deputy Director Yushi Torigoe noted that the guidelines provide information and recommendations on policy, regulation, technologies, network planning, customer awareness and business planning to ensure the smooth transition to digital terrestrial television broadcasting and the introduction of mobile television broadcasting.

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