Uganda has just made a year of fully switching off her analog TV signals to digital ones but new reports have surfaced suggesting that the same awaits radio stations.While many questions still linger about the effected digital migration, the UCC couldn’t wait but announce that the same fate awaits radio stations in a not so distant future, 2 years from now to be exact.
Digital Audio Broadcasting in Uganda aka "Digital Migration" for FM Radio has been long over due for developing nations, if you have been living under a rock you can read the full article here on what we had to say about it back then. The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) are mandated under the 2013 section 5(1)(c) communications Act to allocate, license, standardize and manage the use of the radio frequency spectrum resources in a manner that ensures widest variety of programming and optimal utilization of spectrum resources. The commission in a statement earlier today, has announced that the spectrum demand for FM (frequency modulation) broadcasting services in Uganda has far outstripped the existing supply.
International deadlines seem to be Uganda's best bet to pull off any technological change, we have seen this in the delayed adaptation of the Digital Migration for TV and UCC's recent adaptation for 2600 MHz band to be fully used for 4G LTE as recommended by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU).