The Transport and Communications Minister of Peru, Enrique Cornejo, has announced the country will officially adopt ISDB-T, the Japanese terrestrial digital TV system of technology. Cornejo made the announcement after a meeting between the head of State, Alan García, and the Prime Minister of Japan envoy, Shunichi Yamaguchi, at the Government Palace. Japan will carry out several programs to assist in the implementation of digital television in Peru, such as human resource training and economic cooperation.
“This commission has completed a comprehensive report which will be from now on the Transport Ministry Website, and it clearly describes what the criteria used to make this decision,” he said.
Cornejo said that during that time there were several systems of different origins, and all were analyzed according to three criteria: the technology, for assessing the system that gives us greater capacity, taking into account the complexities of our geography and better use of radio spectrum.
The second factor was the economic, both in terms of resources needed to invest in the technologies from companies that offer TV service, the economic impact it will have on the families that will gradually pass from their analogue TV to digital TV.
And thirdly, the factor of cooperation for the implementation of the digital television system, but also for the development of our country.
“With these criteria we have a decision that satisfies us and puts us in proper condition to develop from this digital signal other services related to education, health and disaster prevention,” he added.