Tender for DVB-T2 DTT

The Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK) has released a tender asking for interested parties to “express their interest” in two more digital television signal distribution licences, in an effort to fast-track migration from analogue to digital TV broadcasting ahead of Kenya’s 2012 switchover deadline.
These Expressions of Interest (EoI) are sought from suitably qualified, experienced and competent local and/or international firms who can build and operate a national broadcasting signal distribution and transmission infrastructure using DVB-T2 and MPEG 4 technologies.
The qualifying firms will be awarded licences for an initial period of 15 years renewable for a further 10 years.
The networks, which are expected to cover the entire country, “shall be operated on the principle of Open Access and shall therefore be interoperable with other licensed signal distribution networks”.
Expression of Interest must be registered with CCK on or before 2.30 p.m. on the 9th March 2011.
Sources: Tender doc. and www.cck.go.ke
Item added: 28th February 2011