The president of the Dominican Institute of Telecommunications (Indotel), José del Castillo Saviñón, expressed the interest of the agency in bringing forward the transition process from analogue to digital television.
According to the official, the country risks of staying out of technological progress if it does not start the process as soon as possible, local newspaper El Dia reported. Del Castillo Saviñón said that Dominican Republic has about three million consumers of free-to-air TV. The analog switch-off is scheduled for 2021.
Del Castillo Saviñón said that it is “a process that is directly linked to the reorganization of the radio spectrum” and is “one of the objectives that has been set by our administration.”
The President of Indotel made the remarks during the opening of the Workshop Seminar “Radioelectric Spectrum Management and Digital Terrestrial Television (TDT)”, which was held in partnership with the Center for Advanced Studies in Broadband for Development (CEABAD) of Nicaragua.