The ECOWAS Commission, in collaboration with the Government of Ghana, has organised a Regional workshop to discuss issues relating to the planning and utilisation of digital dividend spectrum in the ECOWAS Region.


The workshop will also review the Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) implementation status in ECOWAS member states and exchange views on the best practices to maximize the economic and social benefits of the Digital Dividend.


The workshop was held in Accra from 30 June to 1 July 2015.


Welcoming participants to the workshop, the Acting Director of the National Communications Authority (NCA), Mr. William Tevie, said Ghana had instituted a conformance regime to ensure that the DTT receivers imported into the country conformed to the minimum specifications developed by ECOWAS.


According to him, to enforce this condition, all DTT receivers to be sold in Ghana would have to pass a conformance test in order to obtain the Digital Ghana certification mark.


He recalled that last year the ECOWAS meeting in Cape Verde discussed the possibility of accrediting laboratories in order to have a common test for the ECOWAS Region, and therefore encouraged member states to further deliberate on the subject at the workshop to ensure the objective of having minimum specifications to achieve the economies of scale.


Source: ISD (Karimatu Anas)

Created: 02 July 2015
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