Ecuador postpones analog switch-off until 2018

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.