Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Zambian gov't awards the tender for supply, delivery, installation and commissioning of terrestrial digital migration to beijing based star software technology at a cost of $220m

the Zambian Government has awarded the tender for the supply, delivery, installation and commissioning of Terrestrial Digital Migration to Beijing-based Star Software Technology Company also known as Star Times at a total cost of about
$220 million.

And star times chairman Pang Xin Xing, Star Times says the award sets the pace to accelerate Zambia’s terrestrial digital migration by the stipulated deadline of 2015.

Mr pang says the company will bring its expertise in terrestrial digital migration to Zambia at par with China and many other African countries where it has a successful track record.

Star Times, mainly involved in large-scale system integration, digital TV network construction and operation has since 2007 established its footprint in 16 African countries.

The company has launched digital TV operation services in Rwanda, Nigeria, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Burundi, Central Africa, Guinea (Conakary) and Mozambique.

Star Times’ footprint  Africa covers a population of 560 million people, more than half of the total population on the continent.

Zambia joins Ghana, Sudan, Kenya, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Ivory Coast who have sought the services of StarTimes for terrestrial digital migration.

Mr Pang has stressed that The fact that the company has built six uplink stations and 65 transmission stations, 2 digital TV play-out centers in Africa, it gives the company greater confidence of successfully implementing terrestrial digital migration in Zambia.”

He adds the digital migration will enhance the film and broadcasting sector in Zambia, growing an impressive value chain as evidenced by its mobile multimedia deployment in other African countries.

Star Times which was Founded in 1988 with headquarter in Beijing is a certified Hi-Tech enterprise with a special honor of being the only Chinese Government certified enterprise to contract foreign projects in the Radio & TV industry based on its integrative technical strength in IP network and DTV technologies.

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