Ghana Revokes Digital Migration Contract With StarTimes

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The Ghanaian Ministry of Communications has written to Chinese firm StarTimes, cancelling the contract to supply and install the Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) network platform for Ghana. This, according to a letter written by Communications Minister Edward Omane Bomah to the Attorney-General, was due to the failure of the company to secure the necessary funding from the China Exim Bank to execute the project, said a report in leading newspaper, Daily Guide.

Under the agreement signed in 2012, StarTimes was to supply and install a DTT network platform with the clear mutual understanding that funding would be secured from the China Exim Bank through the facilitation of Star Communications Network Technology company. The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has set a June 2015 deadline for all countries to migrate from analogue to digital television broadcasting.



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