Mongolian analog TV broadcasting system will switchover to digital technology today
In July 31, 2014, analog to digital broadcasting preparations were fully completed. Communications Regulatory Commission joined with, Information Technology, Post, Telecommunications Agency (ITPTA) and Radio TV Broadcasting network has organized Digital switch over event in Chingis square.
After the ribbon cutting ceremony, Chairman of ITPTA Mr Ts.Jadambaa held online digital conference with representatives of provinces that finished switching over to digital broadcasting technology and discussed about the benefits and suggestions on successful digital switch over.
Thus in the Mongolia, switch over to digital TV broadcasting is going very well. By January 2016, Mongolia will be fully transferred to digital TV broadcasting system in conjunction with the rest of the world. Every family will be able to receive and view advanced digital DVB-T2 technology based contents with crystal clear quality even with mobile devices and smart phones. During the party, deputy head of the International Telecommunication Union Secretary Haulin Zhao connected and sent his regards.
International Telecommunication Union held WRS in 2006 made the agreement GE-06 which states all of European countries will finish digital switchover in 2015, Asian countries, Pacific Region countries like Australia, Japan , South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, new Zealand , the Philippines , Hong Kong, China in will finish in 2013 and will completely switch off analog signal.
Our Government passed a Resolution No. 275 in 2010 " National program radio and television broadcasting to digital technology transfer, "which plans to make the switch over in 31 of July 2014. There is 4 basic digital TV standard used around the world and we have decided to use the European standard DVB-T2 technology.
Major countries around the world has launched major projects to make the analog to digital switch but currently about 45 countries have made the complete switchover.
Digital broadcasting plays important role in implementation and development of major goals for the nation. It also affects spectrum usage efficiency, technological advances, increased channel capacity and delivers high quality digital broadcasting TV and sound signals that can be received and viewed nationwide.
As part of many goals of Reforming Government, one major goal was reaching citizen centered digital broadcasting service. Apart from ongoing digital switch over, there is also Broadcasting law is being developed.
Currently there are 10 broadcasting transmitters in Ulaanbaatar, 244 digital TV transmitters in countryside has been constructed and ready to be activated. Additional 117 sums and provinces will have digital broadcasting transmitters completed during august for full coverage across Mongolia.