Analogue to Digital Migration
UCUSAF committed to supporting the Analogue to Digital Terrestrial TV migration, with the goal of freeing up the Digital Dividend spectrum previously used for terrestrial analogue television broadcasting. This effort aligns with the UN SDG 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure, which aims to build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization, and foster innovation. By freeing up spectrum for wireless internet access, the UCUSAF support contributed to bridging the digital divide in Uganda and providing better access to ICTs for underserved areas. This is in line with UN SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities, which seeks to reduce inequalities in income, access to resources, and opportunities, among others. By enabling connectivity in underserved areas, UCUSAF is helping to level the playing field and promote greater equality in access to information and communication technologies.
UCUSAF funded the installation of 18 Digital Television Transmission Sites Countrywide Including Content aggregation and Multiplex systems.
The implementation of the analogue to digital TV migration program has led to increased creation and consumption of local content, growth in telecom infrastructure from the digital dividend, and lower startup costs of broadcast services, resulting in more localized community content countrywide.