Nicaragua to reach 90% DTT coverage by 2020

Nicaragua carried out last week the first digital terrestrial TV trial through channel 6, using a transmitter donated by Japan. According to the director of the Nicaraguan Institute of Telecommunications and Postal Services (Telcor), Orlando Castillo, DTT coverage is expected to reach 90% of the country by 2020.
The director of channel 6, Aaron Peralta, said that the digital signal is already available on channels 20 and 20.2, as they broadcast in SD and HD. The DTT transmitter is located in El Crucero, a municipality in the department of Managua, capital of the country.
Seiji Takag, Director-General for International Affairs of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) of Japan, said that this first transmission “has a lot of importance for the digitalization process”. “I hope that the beginning of the transmissions will become a trigger for Nicaragua to begin to move forward strongly in this process,” the executive added, according to El Nuevo Diario.