Rwanda completes switch to digital TV

Friday, August 1st, 2014
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Following the latest roll out calendar issued by the Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA), the final regions of the country were switched over to digital TV on 31st July 2014. The switchover began on January 31st 2014 with transmitters around the capital, Kigali. Further regions were converted in March and May.

According to RURA there are three brands of DVB-T2 set-top boxes authorised for sale:

Manufacturer                  Model        Authorised Vendor
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Shenzhen Wisdigi Digital      TV-1158HDT2  Tele10
Vestel Elektronik             FX500 HD     TransAfrican
Gospell Digital Technology    GTR-GK 1842  Sorim