Peru. The Ministry of Transport and Communications, MTC, ordered the publication on its institutional website of the project that modifies the "Measures to timely inform consumers about the lack of capacity of radio broadcasting receiving equipment to receive Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) signal ) under the ISDB -T "standard, in order that the population can issue their comments.

This is established in Ministerial Resolution 421-2018 MTC / 01.03, published in the Official Gazette El Peruano. The proposed modification corresponds to the numeral 4 of the Ministerial Resolution 048-2017 / 01.03, which establishes the mandatory use of an informative label that must adhere to television sets that can not receive digital signal under the ISDB-T standard, the same as It will be located in a visible part of the screen to make it easier for users to access this information.

In this way, it seeks to ensure that consumers are informed in a timely manner about the equipment they purchase. In addition, it indicates that marketers and / or suppliers must inform consumers if it is necessary to buy, additionally, a UHF antenna or a digital DTT decoder / tuner to receive the signal.

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Citizens interested in submitting contributions or comments on the proposed measure can send them to the MTC. The comment format of the aforementioned regulatory project can be found in the annex to the ministerial resolution and should be sent via email to gtorrest@mtc.gob.pe. The proposal will be available in by 30 on the MTC web portal. You can access the documents cited here.

The DTT signal will be implemented progressively throughout Peru, currently available in Lima and Callao, as well as in Arequipa, Cusco, Trujillo, Chiclayo, Piura and Huancayo.

Richard St.
Author: Richard St.
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Journalist from the University of Antioquia (2010), with experience in technology and economics. Editor of the magazines TVyVideo + Radio and AVI Latin America. Academic Coordinator of TecnoTelevisión & Radio.

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