East Africa agrees on digital device tax exemption to spur digital migration.

By bne IntelliNews December 5, 2011
The East African Community (EAC) has agreed to remove taxes on set top boxes, which convert analogue TV signals to digital pictures, in a bid to alleviate people in buying the devices, as the region approaches the digital migration deadline set at December 31, 2012, Daily Monitor reported. The tax exemption will reduce the prices of set top boxes by about 25%. The global deadline for migration to digital broadcasting is set at June 17, 2015. In sub-Saharan Africa, only Kenya and South Africa have tested for the implementation of the migration.

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