11.23 Europe/London, August 16, 2011 By Chris Dziadul

The Russian national transmission company RTRS has estimated that the cost of constructing a DTT network in the city of Nizny Novgorod and surrounding is likely to be in the region of R400-500 million (9.6-12.1 million).

However, according to AKTR and Interfax, it has also indicated that the figure will probably be revised several times before the project is completed.

Construction of the network, which will take 3-4 years, is expected to start in 2012 and by 2014 between 65-70% of the population in the area should be able to receive DTT signals.

RTRS has indicated that the main contractor for the project will be a Russian company named Vysotnik Radistroy.