Technology & Convergence - In Brief

Technology & Convergence

- The cost of acquiring digital converters will pose the greatest challenge to the envisaged migration to digital broadcasting by African Countries. The average cost of acquiring a set top box currently ranges between 4,000 to 10,000shs a factor experts meeting in South Africa say will lock out over 70% of Africa's population. Africa is expected to switch off the use of analogue signals and migrate to digital broadcasting by 2015.our reporter Henry Githaiga is among delegates attending a digital migration conference in South Africa and has filed the following report. Watch the program here:

- A new competition in the high-end smartphone segment will get tougher with the entry of Sony Mobile Communications' new Android smartphone into the Nigeria mobile devices market. Pre-loaded on Xperia Z, the WALKMAN, Album and Movies apps provides access to downloaded music, Facebook social integration, movies and TV series. Read more here: