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67% digitisation achieved in Phase-II: Govt

Meenakshi Verma Ambwani New Delhi March 26 | Updated on March 12, 2018

The Information and Broadcasting Ministry has said that as per latest estimates, nearly 67 per cent digitisation has been achieved in Phase-II. In the second phase, 38 cities across the country need to go digital by March 31.

“As per the data received from DTH (direct-to-home) operators and MSOs (multi system operators), as on March 23, a total of 108 lakh set-top boxes (STBs) have already been installed in Phase-II against the target of 1.6 crore, registering overall achievement of over 67 per cent digitisation,” it said in a statement.

Four cities — Hyderabad, Amritsar, Chandigarh and Allahabad, have achieved nearly 100 per cent digitisation, while Jodhpur, Thane, Aurangabad, Jaipur, Pune, Faridabad, Nashik, and Ghaziabad have achieved nearly 75 per cent digitisation.

The Ministry said that the analysis of data has further shown that nearly 28 cities have achieved 50 per cent digitisation individually.

While a strong public awareness campaign to sensitise the consumers is being run by the Ministry as well as other television channels, the Ministry has also asked MSOs to depute their representatives for the control room which is linked with a toll free number to address consumers’ queries.

Meenakshi.v@thehindu.co.in

Published on March 22, 2013

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