Cape Verde aims for DTT testing lab

Cape Verde, the island country in Western Africa, wants to host a testing laboratory for the implementation of digital terrestrial television (DTT) in Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) member countries.

“Cape Verde is a country with mountainous islands, a very rugged terrain, valleys and streams, unlike other members of ECOWAS, which are completely flat. As a result, the investment to be made on the Island of Santiago would be higher than the complete investment Senegal will have to make in DTT,” said David Gomes, the president of the National Communications Agency of Cape Verde (ANAC).

The signal reception tests will initially be made on the islands of Santiago, Santo Antao, Sal, Maio and Fogo. Gomes added that Cape Verde is one of the five ECOWAS countries that are most advanced in terms of implementation of DTT, waiting only for the selection of the supplier of the transmitters and communication plan.