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International Digital TV Forum for Latin America and the Caribbean in Cuenca, Ecuador

The forum itself was planned to enhance common understanding for adoption of the unified standard for a digital terrestrial television (DTT) among Latin America and Caribbean countries.  It was targeted to overcome the digital divide and allow universal access to new digital technology.  Representatives from twelve countries participated in the forum.  Most of the countries have not adopted digital terrestrial television (DTT) standards yet.

The delegate from candidate DTT standards, which is ATSC (USA), DVB-T (Europe), DTMB (China) and of course, ISDB-T (Japan), was invited to explain the proposal from the points of technology, economy and economic cooperation.

The representatives of ISDB-T explained not only more technological and economic advantages rather than the other standards but also economic cooperation plans which was offered from Japanese government for the adoption of the standard in Latin America and Caribbean countries.

The indoor demonstration of the ISDB-T with HDTV program and mobile TV services called One-Seg was also performed during the forum.  ISDB-T was the only candidate DTT standard which showed the indoor demonstration, of both transmission and reception (of one HDTV and One-seg in a single 6MHz bandwidth).  The participants from Ecuador as well as the neighboring countries were most impressed with the new technologies of ISDB-T rather than the other standards thanks to the first actual demonstration of DTT transmission and reception in Ecuador.

The following points were agreed upon in the forum;
1. The creation of the regional forum on DTT held regularly
2. The next meeting in Havana on March 2nd and 3rd 2009

More information on the agreed statement of the participants in Cuenca and on the event in general can be found (in Spanish): www.supertel.gob.ec

Overview of the Digital TV forum in Cuenca, Ecuador
Date Thursday 4th and Friday 5th December, 2008
Place Cuenca, Ecuador
Organizer SUPERTEL (Superintendencia de Telecomunicaciones; the telecommunication regulator in Ecuador) / CIEELA(COLEGIO DE INGENIEROS ELECTRICOS Y ELECTRONICOS DEL AZUAY)
Purpose To enhance common understanding for the unified standard for a digital terrestrial television (DTT) among Latin America and Caribbean
Presentation
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