Ecuador’s Telecommunications Minister Guillermo León announced that the DTT transition process, scheduled for June 30, 2017, will be postponed for at least one year.
According to the ministry, it is a fundamental requirement that DTT coverage reach at least 90% of the population. Currently, the agency works to reach that ratio. The aim is to make a “progressive transition”.
This is the second time that the beginning of the analog swith-off is delayed in Ecuador. Initially, the transition was scheduled to begin in December 2016. The ministry has already created a website to inform the population about the benefits of digital terrestrial TV. Ecuador will use the ISDB-T standard.