Despite the controversy that surrounded the Dar es Salaam digital switch over, Tanzania is way ahead of the pack with the country ready to switch the whole country in 2014.
The Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) Director General, Prof John Nkoma said that the decision will be made after accessing the first phase of the digital switch over which took place in Dar es Salaam.
In December 2012, more than 250,000 TV sets of the estimated 600,000 TV sets in Dar es Salaam were connected to digital broadcasting through satellite and cable systems.
Her neighbor Kenya is still mulling over the decision to go digital or not. The Kenyan broadcasters are fighting the December 13 switch date, saying that most viewers still don’t have the necessary technology to switch over to digital broadcasting.
The case is to be heard on December 6. The International Telecommunication Union set the global date for digital broadcasting for June 2015.