Ecuador and Japan signed credit for implementing digital terrestrial television.

Francisco De Jesùs.


The Ecuadorian government signed with the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC ) a financing agreement for the implementation of digital terrestrial television system in Ecuador .

Contract signing is part of the series of activities that the Strategic Sectors coordinator , Rafael Poveda, Minister in Japan , in order to expand the possibilities for strategic investment projects in the country .

JBIC is a financial institution and credit agency Export Japanese government , which has projects in several countries.

The signing took place this Monday, March 24 , between the State , represented by the Ministry of Finance of Ecuador and the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC ) .

The purpose of the credit is equipped with digital technology and infrastructure to Public Television in Ecuador to generate digital signal , as part of the implementation of digital television in the country.

The Poveda minister noted that "with the signing of the credit agreement and the door opens the way for the strengthening and consolidation of a strategic partner for the country is plotted , with the provision of financial resources and the ability and experience of its companies participate in the different sectors . energy , basic industries, mining and telecommunications "

This gives Ecuador a step towards digital terrestrial television and thus advances in optimization and implementation spectrum new media and interactive services. To implement this program , the standard of the Japanese - Brazilian television was chosen in 2010 .

JBIC also submitted a letter of interest to finance projects in the telecommunications , hydroelectric and geothermal generation , transportation of hydrocarbons.

The Poveda minister also held a meeting with Japanese credit insurer NEXI and the Japan International Cooperation Agency , key in the process of financing and investment institutions of Japanese companies .


What is Digital Terrestial Television.-?
Digital terrestrial television (DTTV or DTT) is the technological evolution of broadcast television and an advancement of analog television. DTTV broadcasts land-based (terrestrial) signals. The purposes of digital terrestrial television, similar to digital versus analog in other platforms such as cable, satellite, and telecommunications, reduced use of spectrum and to provide more capacity than analog, provide better quality picture, and to lower operating costs for broadcast and transmission (after the initial upgrade costs). A terrestrial implementation of digital television (DTV) technology uses an aerial to broadcast to a conventional television antenna (or aerial) instead of a satellite dish orcable television connections.
Competing variants of broadcast television systems are being used around the world. Advanced Television Standards Committee created the ATSC standards that use anATSC tuner in North America and South Korea—an evolution from the analog National Television Standards Committee (NTSC) standard. Integrated Services Digital Broadcasting (ISDB-T) is used in Japan, with a variation of it being used in most of South America. DVB-T is the most prevalent, covering Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Colombia and some countries of Africa. DMB-T/H is China's own standard (including Hong Kong and Cuba, though Hong Kong's cable operators use DVB); the rest of the world remains mostly undecided, many evaluating multiple standards. ISDB-T is very similar to DVB-T and can share front-end receiver and demodulator components. Several European countries have switched from analog to digital terrestrial television, with the rest hoping to have completed the switchover mostly by 2012.

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