Chinese company to lead migration of analogue to digital broadcasting in Mozambique

2 April 2014

Chinese company StarTimes Software Technology will lead the process of Mozambique’s migration from analogue to digital broadcasting based on a contract signed Tuesday in Maputo, Mozambican daily newspaper Notícias reported.

After signing the contract with the chairman of the StarTimes group, Pang Xinxing, Mozambique’s Transport Minister, Gabriel Muthisse, said that the process would be conducted in partnership with a company made up of state companies Telecomunicações de Moçambique (TdM), Televisão de Moçambique (TvM) and Rádio Moçambique (RM).

“We opted for funding from the Export Import Bank of china and so we will be working with StarTimes Software Technology in the process of broadcasting migration,” the minister said adding, “this is the company that will work with the state company that will be set up to install the entire infrastructure needed for the country to have digital television and radio by mid 2015.”

The minister said that the US$300 million needed to implement the project had already been secured and that the contract specified construction of 24 broadcasting stations, digital radio and television facilities and supplying a variety of equipment and systems.

Muthisse said that the process would be conducted by both a StarTimes Software Technology and the new public company but noted there was room for contracting other companies to supply the equipment needed. (macauhub)