Peru promotes DTT with the arrival of the World Cup

The Vice-Minister of Communications of Peru, Virginia Nakagawa, recently participated in a seminar titled “Towards Russia 2018 with Digital Terrestrial Television”, where the use of DTT was promoted, taking benefit of the momentum generated by the World Cup.

According to the Nakagawa, the World Cup is an appropriate occasion to address issues related to the deployment of digital TV in the country. “This is a historic milestone for sports, but also for technology,” said the Vice-Minister, according to Andina news agency.

The importance of informing the population about the advantages of the implementation of DTT was highlighted during the event, where specialists from Japan and Brazil, among others, presented successful experiences with digital TV in their countries.

The seminar was attended by Masahiro Takagi, representative of the Embassy of Japan in Peru, as well as members of the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC, by its initials in Spanish), the Peruvian Association of DTT Broadcasters and the National Institute of Radio and Television of Peru (IRTP, by its initials in Spanish), among others.

Currently, the DTT signal is available in Lima, Callao, and 8 other locations. The analog switch-off will begin in these two cities in 2020, and progressively advance to other regions of the country.