ITU notes Zambia’s digital migration progress

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ITU notes Zambia’s digital migration progress

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Lusaka, July 28, 2014, ZANIS—Visiting International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Deputy Secretary General Houlin Zhao has praised Zambia’s commitment to meeting the June 2015 digital migration deadline.

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Mr. Zhao said Zambia is among other African States that have made tremendous progress of meeting the June 2015 deadline of switching from analogue to digital broadcasting.

He hailed government’s political will which he said is a catalyst and a clear testimony that the country will meet the digital migration deadline.

ZANIS Reports  that Mr. Zhao who is in the country for a six day working visit said this when he paid a courtesy call on Transport,  Works Supply and Communications Permanent Secretary Charles Sipanje at his office in Lusaka today.

The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has set June 2015 as the deadline for digital migration.

Meanwhile, Transport, Works, Supply and Communications Permanent Secretary Charles Sipanje reaffirmed the country’s commitment to beating the 2015 Digital migrations deadline.

Mr. Sipanje also said the installation of communication towers countrywide is among other achievements the country has made in improving telecommunication in the country.

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