Kenya ready for second phase DSO on Feb 2

Kenyan regions outside Nairobi are gearing up for digital migration as Communication Authority of Kenya (CAK) readies for the second phase of the migration to switch off the analogue signal on February 2. Nairobi had migrated on December 31 last year.

Kenya is following a three-phased digital migration process to meet the deadline set by International Telecommunication Union. The first phase covered Nairobi and its environs. The second phase will include Mombasa, Malindi, Kisii, Nakuru, Eldoret, Kisumu and Kakamega. The last phase, which will be implemented on March 30, will cover the remaining towns.

“The institution embraced the phases approach to ensure smooth transition to digital broadcasting and to give consumers time to acquire set-top- boxes,” said Francis Wangusi, Director General at CAK.