Managua, Nov 20 (EFE) .- The Nicaraguan Institute of Telecommunications and Postal Services (Telcor), regulator of the sector, announced today that the Government of Nicaragua and Japan will work to perform the first tests for digital television in the Central American country in March 2018.
The announcement was made after the authorities of the state Telcor and experts in the Japan's communication area held a meeting, where they agreed on the actions that will take place next year.
"We are coordinating the activities of the general plan of the digital technology that is going to be implemented in Nicaragua, that's what they (the Japanese) are here with us, "the president of the state, Orlando, told reporters. Castillo.
The deputy director of the division of technology and digital transmission of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications of Japan, Teruyuki Shibata, pointed out that for the first Transmissions of evidence "receivers and other equipment will be presented so that the general population can know about it".
In May, during a visit to the country, the Deputy Minister of Cooperation of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications of Japan, Megumi Kaneko, signed an agreement of understanding with the Government of Nicaragua to initiate the steps towards digital television.
The one that will implement Japan is the ISDB-T, a terrestrial digital television system that will include an early warning system in its application. in the face of disasters.
Nicaragua and Japan aim to implement digital television in the next two years, during which the Central American country must abandon technology. analog.
Among the advantages of digital television is the guarantee of a good signal permanently, the possibility of obtaining several simultaneous programs in the same channel, enjoy interactive services and receive transmission of mobile devices.