Kyrgyzstan to complete switch to digital broadcasting by 31 July

10 Jun 2016

Kyrgyzstan will complete the transition from analogue to digital terrestrial television (DTT) by 31 July 2016, according to reports from news site Tazabek, citing information announced by the Ministry of Culture, Information and Tourism on 9 June. It is understood that the third phase of the migration has taken place, taking DTT coverage to 85% of the Kyrgyz population. The fourth and final phase, which has been allocated KGS37 million (USD544,000), will increase coverage to 95%. Tariffs for DTT services have reportedly been approved by the National Communications Agency (NCA). The analogue TV switch-off will free up additional frequencies suitable for 4G mobile broadband.

Kyrgyzstan, State Communications Agency