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As of February 2015 only areas within a 65km radius of Central Kampala are covered by the digital signal. However, by the end of the year the digital footprint is supposed to have increased to cover more parts of the country. The Uganda Communications Commission has set June 15th as the date on which the switchover from analogue to digital will begin. It remains to be seen whether the country will be ready for this switchover by that time. In the meantime, for those that are in the coverage zone the digital signal is up and running and quite clear. For those seeking to make the switch to free-to-air digital television there are 2 important pieces of equipment necessary; a TV set and a set top box (also know as a converter). Also, depending on where you are, an external antenna might ...
Government has kicked off the campaign the Uganda Digital Vision, which is bringing on board the private sector and civil society actor aimed at refining the country’s digital policy. Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Ragunda, says that once the new policy is in effect, it would ensure seamless operations across ministries departments and agencies of government. Service delivery is expect to get better with this development. Subscribe to Our Channel For more news visit http://www.ntv.co.ug Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ntvuganda Like our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/NTVUganda
Broadcasters in Uganda are worried that the country may not meet the June deadline to migrate to digital platforms. Media owners say the Uganda Broadcasting Corporation, which is tasked to transmit the Digital TV signal, is facing capacity challenges that may delay the full scale transition from analogue to the digital. In the second part of our special focus on digital migration in Africa, CCTV's Michael Baleke brings us up to speed on the situation in Uganda.
As the banking sector embarks on digitalizing most of the services therein, the public has been called on to be protective of their passwords; since they are the simplest way one can access their bank accounts and make transactions. Fabian Kasi, the Chairman of Uganda Bankers Association says, whereas the banking sector is also working to ensure that the digital system is protected, the account holders should also play their part;
A new report on Digital Financial Services, indicates that Ugandan agents enjoy the highest profits compared to other East African countries. Last year, mobile money agents in Uganda obtain a profit of ($188) 639,000 per month, compared to Tanzania’s ($175) 595,000 and Kenya’s ($154) 532,000. However , the report authored by Helix Institute of Digital Finance, indicates that fraud remain high in Uganda at 53%, with Tanzania following closely at 42% and Kenya at 22%. Subscribe to Our Channel For more news visit http://www.ntv.co.ug Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ntvuganda Like our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/NTVUganda
For more news and videos visit ☛ http://english.ntdtv.com Follow us on Twitter ☛ http://twitter.com/NTDTelevision Add us on Facebook ☛ http://me.lt/9P8MUn A solar-powered computer kiosk is breaking new ground by making the Internet available for first time, to school children in Uganda. Thanks to UNICEF, the digital world has another drum beat to march to. It's hard to imagine surfing the Internet here in of rural Uganda..but now these kids are tapping into the world wide web, thanks to oil drum computers... powered by the sun. Sharad Sapra of Unicef says Internet access here has been long overdue. [Sharad Sapra, UNICEF Uganda]: "The innovative technologies like these actually help create a digital bridge between those who ha...
The Uganda Registration Services Bureau is in the process of establishing a digital registry that will support electronic documentation of assets such as movable assets. The nearly 900Billion shilling Digital registry to be established early next year will run is also expected to ease on the burden of verification for lenders and lower the cost of credit. The United Kingdom and the World Bank are the lead funders of this project, through the Financial Sector Deepening Program in Uganda. Subscribe to Our Channel For more news visit http://www.ntv.co.ug Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ntvuganda Like our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/NTVUganda
Competition in the pay TV space has injected new momentum to the digital migration process as players push for more market penetration through supplying more digital set up boxes. According to the Azam TV general manager Simon Arinaitwe the industry’s efforts have however not been competently complimented by the industry’s regulator. For more news visit http://www.ntv.co.ug Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ntvuganda Like our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/NTVUganda
The UCC says Uganda will be ready for the June set switch off deadline from the analog to digital transmission. The regulator clarifies that the Kampala area is now fully digital and within the next two months the whole country will have been connected. The National Broadcasters Association however is concerned about the mixed and ambiguous public messages on digital migration. For more videos Subscribe to our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/nbstvug1/videos
The Uganda Communications Commission has completed the acquisition and installation of equipment for 17 Digital Transmission sites that will be activated on the 6th of November. Addressing the media at the handover of the DTTB equipment to SIGNET, UCC Executive Director, Godfrey Mutabazi said the there will be a phased transition to Digital transmission upcountry. Subscribe to Our Channel For more news visit http://www.ntv.co.ug Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ntvuganda Like our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/NTVUganda