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April 15, 2014 Maldives’ Decision to Adopt ISDB-T

On April 15 at the Japan – Maldives summit meeting, Mr. Abdulla YAMEEN Abdul Gayoom, President of the Republic of Maldives, in his official visit to Japan, transferred their decision to Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, to adopt the Japanese digital terrestrial TV standard, ISDB-T, as his country’s standard, according to the announcement by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications.

In October 2011 Maldives once decided to adopt the Japanese digital TV standard for its national broadcasting organization; yet the decision as the country of Maldives to adopt it had not been made. With the decision this time, the Republic of Maldives has now officially decided to adopt the Japanese standard.