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Da Nang (VNA) – An international conference on the problems of digital television broadcasting was held on April 21 in the central coastal city of Da Nang.

Organised by the Authority of Radio Frequency Management (ARFM) under the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC), the event attracted representatives from radio frequency management agencies in the ASEAN countries, the Japanese Global ICT Strategy Bureau, and the Australian Department of Communications and the Arts.

The conference was aimed at sharing experiences in the process of digital television transition in the Southeast Asian region, as well as concerns relating to digital quality management.

Participants also gave lectures on the process to convert analogue broadcasting transmission to digital in Vietnam, Thailand, and Japan.

In line with the first phase of the Government’s national plan to digitalise television broadcasting and transmission to 2020, Da Nang along with four other central-run cities, namely Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Can Tho, and Hai Phong, would have to convert analogue technology to digital before December 31, 2015.

The national plan is aimed at improving service quality, increasing the number of available channels, and improving the efficiency of radio frequencies.

Completing the converting process on November 1, 2015, two months earlier than the deadline, Da Nang is also considered the first city in ASEAN to accomplish digital televison.-VNA