Kenya removes conditional access requirement for DTT set-top boxes

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

The price of digital terrestrial TV (DTT) set-top boxes in Kenya is expected to fall after the Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK) removed the requirement that all STBs must have integrated conditional access.

Conditional access adds about $40 to the selling price of the DVB-T2 boxes required for reception of DTT in the country, representing about 45% of the cost to the consumer.