Venezuela delivers half a million STBs
Juan Fernandez Gonzalez
| 18 June 2014
Venezuela's national telco Cantv has delivered 66,000 DTT set-top boxes (STB) since the beginning of the year, taking the total to nearly half a million since the start of the initiative, which aims to give digital TV access to less well-off families.
The DTT network is continuing to expand and currently reaches 60% of the population, according to the Ministry for Science, Technology and Innovation. The Government intends to install 38 stations during 2014, through which it plans to cover almost the entire country with a digital TV signal.
However, the DTT deployment has not been going exactly to plan. The first estimate in 2012 was to cover half the population by the end of that year. In July, the government set new deadlines for the project and said that 60% of the country would be covered by December, a figure which has been reached only now.