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Uganda to officially launch digital migration next month

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9431433-satellite-dish-and-earth-in-digital-abstract-backgroundUganda is now officially set to embark on digital migration with the Uganda Communications Commission saying the project will kick next month ahead of the global deadline set for June year.

According to the Daily Monitor all digital equipment has been procured and is ready for the switch with the Greater Kampala (Kampala city and the surrounding districts of Entebbe, Mukono, Bombo, Mityana) being the first places for the roll out while the rest of the country will follow suit by December this year.

“We are behind schedule; time is running out. So, the earlier we get everyone on board the better. Our target is to switch off the entire country by December,” said Eng Godfrey Mutabazi, the Commission’s executive director.

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UCC wants to have an early headstart so as to be able to deal with any challenges that may arise before the deadline.

UCC statistics reveal that Uganda had five million TV sets as of December 2012with analogue accounting for more than 90 per cent and with this new development households that form this number will have to migrate within three months.

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