The Minister for Telecommunications and New Technologies, Maximiliano Meko Aveme, in his capacity as President of the National Steering Committee for the Mover from Analogue to Digital Terrestrial Television, attended the work of the seventh conference on the development of digital television in Africa, in Beijing (People’s Republic of China), organised by the Star Times group.
Taking into account the challenges and milestones imposed by the International Telecommunications Union regarding digital television, the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea is recommending the migration to DTT in Africa as a strategic focus for the development of the information society, as the television terminal is the most effective method of reaching this aim, according to the Minister for Telecommunications, in his speech at the opening ceremony.
Digital terrestrial television is a tool of social inclusion, an instrument to satisfy the needs of the people and improve their quality of life, which is why the Government is fully behind the project to promote not only DTT, but also satellite television and the internet, in order that information can reach the furthest corners of Africa, Meko Avema also underlined.
The 42 delegations from African countries attending the conference, made up of 19 ministers and representatives from large Chinese telecommunications companies, looked at the importance of changing the analogue system to digital, and their advantages and disadvantages.
The introduction of DTT in all areas of modern life makes sectors feel involved and, for that reason, the African media must be able to meet the demands of today.
Thanks to the open routes and support provided by the Chinese President, H. E. Xi Jinping, to the African countries at the FOCAC Summit held in Johannesburg (South Africa), various projects have been accelerated in many areas regarding Africa’s desire to achieve its aim of sustainable development.
Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea