Kenya sets March 2015 as deadline for digital migration

Regulation & Policy

The Kenyan government says it will complete the migration from analogue to digital broadcasting in March 2015. Communications Authority Director-General Francis Wangusi said the regulator and industry players have ironed out policy and legislative bottlenecks to facilitate the migration.

Wangusi regretted that Kenya has lagged behind its east African neighbours in switching from analogue broadcasting. Wangusi said the government will not backtrack in the push for a nationwide adoption of digital broadcasting platforms. He revealed that the deadline for complete digital migration in Nairobi County will be 31 December.

Source: Telecompaper 18 November 2014