The government of Liberia has set up a special task force to oversee the country’s migration from analogue to digital as it looks to beat Africa’s 2015 deadline.
Dr Frederick B. Norkeh, the Minister of Posts and Telecommunications, officially commissioned the National Digital Migration Special Task Force of Liberia in Monrovia.
Norkeh said together, members of the force are expected to come up with a clear and realistic roadmap design after the country was included in the International Telecommunications Union’s (ITU) Geneva 06 Agreement which called on the entire African continent to complete the switchover by June 2015.
The digital migration will free up spectrum and allow a great volume of channels and radio stations to broadcast.
The members of the National Digital Migration Special Task Force will be led by Norkeh, while Liberia’s Ministry of Information will co-chair the task force.
The nation’s regulatory body responsible for the communications sector, the Liberia Telecommunications Authority (LTA) will be the Secretary General of the special task force.
The Liberia Broadcasting System, Private Broadcasters, the ministries of Finance and Commerce as well as GSM (Global System for Mobile Communication) operators will all sit on the force.
HumanIPO reported on Wednesday the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation will hold a conference discussing the challenges for the African digital migration in Johannesburg in February.