Agencia EFEMarch 19, 2013 20:31
Cuba: We are prepared for digital TV test
Havana, Mar 19 (EFE).- Cuba announced Tuesday that it is "prepared" to
perform a digital television test that uses a method developed by
Chinese experts, local media reported.
"Cuba is prepared to successfully perform the test" on Wednesday, said
the director of the island's Telecommunications Research and Development
Institute, or Lacetel, Glauco Guillen, during the first international
digital TV forum being held in Havana.
The official said that Cuba is pushing to transform its analog TV to a
digital system using the Chinese approach "in the service of the needs
The forum – being held within the framework of the 15th International
Computer and Telecommunications Fair and Convention taking place this
week in Havana – is aimed at pushing for the implementation of China's
DTMB method for digital television and fostering the cooperation of the
Asian nation with Latin America.
Cuba wants to shift over from analog to digital TV in keeping with the
accords signed between Havana and Beijing to foster technological
The deputy director of the industry and technology division of the
Chinese National Commission for Development and Reforms, Wu Hao, said
that "we want to work together to push this application in Cuba and
develop … digital television and industry … to benefit (all) peoples."
He also said that Beijing places great importance on communication with
the region, adding that digital TV is "on the rise" worldwide, and thus
China and its industries are ready to work with Latin America "at all
levels" to contribute to the development of an industry based on the
principle of "openness and innovation."