Bolivia to start analog blackout’s implementation in 2021

Bolivian Telecommunications Vice Minister, Rene Sanchez, announced new dates for the analog blackout’s implementation in the country, which had been put off by the Government last year. The initial date for the DTT migration process will be next November 30th, 2021, and will be developed in stages, until it is completed on November 30th, 2025.

Sanchez explained that the first analog blackout’s stage will take place in La Paz, Santa Cruz de la Sierra and Cochabamba on November 30th, 2021. In the intermediate cities and towns with a population greater than 40 thousand inhabitants, it will be executed two years later (November 30th, 2023), and throughout the country on the same day 2025.

This week, the Bolivian Public Works, Services and Housing  Ministry organized a workshop with representatives of media and TV in the country, where they defined the production of TV and radio spots and different posts on social networks, which will be aimed at informing the country’s population about the transition from analogue TV to DTT.

‘We need to be prepared to make this change when the time comes. This is a plan that contemplates several stages and established times. We want to define a strategy so that, together, we can all meet these deadlines’, said the executive.