Hon. Edward Omane Boamah today signed the $82.3M contract with KNET Ltd to migrate Ghana from analogue to digital broadcasting. The Contract demands the completion of the DTT network in 12 months, and that, the project is structured to be executed in nine months and a further three months for resolving all teething challenges.
Information available on KNET website is as follows; K-Net is a unique First Nations owned & operated ICT Service Provider leading the way for rural and remote First Nations of Ontario into the ever growing world of information communication technologies. Based out of Sioux Lookout Ontario, K-Net materializes a wide range of capacity building services visualized by First Nations; such as cellular service, broadband connectivity, and online applications.
All television stations are to be affected by this change and to create a technical platform which will see to this smooth migration. During the digital television transition, viewers will require TV sets with the capability of receiving digital television signals transmitted according to the approved standards – that is integrated digital TV (iDTV) sets.
Viewers whose TV sets are only able to receive analogue signals will need to use special digital adapters or decoders, known as set-top boxes (STBs), which have the primary function of converting digital input to analogue output signals.