Wim Vanhelleput, the Chief Executive Officer MTN, says that the bill payment should be free of charge for the customer, and the receiver, who in this case is the utility supplier, should meet the costs.
In a joint press statement published this morning, the Pay Television Service Providers, say they have been in talks with UCC on its new licensing frame work to ensure its enabling and appropriate, but they are surprised by the regulators claim that all Ugandan Pay TV providers are non-compliant
Uganda adopted second generation Digital Video Broadcasting -Terrestrial 2 (DVB-T2) set top boxes as the standard for the digital switch.
This meant that viewers who had initially purchased the Digital Video Broadcasting -Terrestrial 1 (DVB-T1) set top boxes would need to upgrade to receive a clear signal.
Signal testing is currently underway as Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) moves to make the switch from analogue to digital broadcasting. UCC Executive Director Godfrey Mutabazi confirmed to Uganda Radio Network on Wednesday that the digital signal is being tested at Kololo Transmission Summit, after the process of installing equipment winded last month.