Ghana: DVB-T2 Digital TV Labs, neighbouring countries to co-finance?
Ghana's National Communications Authority has appointed the UKs Digital TV Labs as an accredited test centre for DTT receiver conformance in Ghana, supporting the countrys digital switchover.
Digital TV Labs is providing conformance testing services for receiver manufacturers at its ISO IEC 17025 certified facilities. By passing specified tests, products will conform to the countrys new DVB-T2 specification and gain an official logo guaranteeing quality to consumers.
To gain appointment as an accredited DTT receiver conformance test centre for Ghana is a fantastic opportunity for Digital TV Labs, said Keith Potter, CEO of Digital TV Labs.
Our skills, experience and previous work in Africa has demonstrated that we have the credentials to provide an efficient test lab for Ghanas digital roll-out. This project also acts as an opportunity for us to expand across Sub-Saharan Africa and beyond for the continuing digital switchover of the whole continent.
Digital TV Labs, which is already working on digital switchover in countries including South Africa, will be presenting at the forthcoming Digital Broadcast Switchover Forum in Tanzania.
To cut costs, Sylvain Beletre, market analyst at Balancing Act believes that neighbouring countries in East Africa could co-finance or commission and use the same DTT STB lab in the sub-region.