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Ecuador’s Ministry of Telecoms (MINTEL) has stated that there will be no analogue switch-off until digital coverage is secured for 90% of households.

quito ecuador 19 june 2017The announcement postpones an already delayed switch-off until 30 June 2018.

According to the initial schedule, the gradual switchover to DTT should have started in January 2017. However, by the end of 2016, MINTEL stated that the country was not ready and six more months were needed.

MINTELhas established, as one of the main requirements for the digital TV switchover, that at least 90% of the population has to be ready to receive the digital signal at home,” the ministry has stated.

Ecuador was supposed to be the second Latin American country to switch off analogue broadcasts, after Mexico, but now, Costa Rica and Brazil have overtaken it.