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Afghanistan commences its transition to digital

The government of Afghanistan has officially commenced the transition to digital broadcasting in the country, starting with Kabul.

Afghanistan Broadcasting System which is responsible to build and operate the country’s digital terrestrial television will initially digitise 60 TV stations in Kabul, NexTVAsia reports.

The replacement of analogue to new digital TV system is likely to be transitioned in Herat, Balkh, Kundoz, Kandahar, Nengarhar and Ghazni provinces within the next three months. The country aims to switch to digital broadcasting completely within three years.

“We are proud that our people are witness of another great step toward development in the field of communications and information technology. Opening of digital TV is a significant step towards progress and development of the country, through this system we will get rid from the jungles of towers. Afghanistan has achieved remarkable advances in all aspects; and especially in communications and IT fields,” said H E Amirzai Sangin, Minister of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT).

The digital TV system was officially inaugurated last week by H E Mohammad Karim Khalili, second Vice President of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and H E Amirzai Sangin.