top of page

With our equipment, Guatemala digital broadcasting test propagation ceremony will be held.

[iNews24 reporter Park Young-rye] Guatemala will launch its first digital pilot broadcast through our broadcast equipment. Analysts say that a bridgehead has been set up to target the Latin American market for domestic digital broadcasting equipment.

The Ministry of Science and ICT (Minister Yoo Young-min) held a digital broadcasting test propagation ceremony in Guatemala City, the capital of the Republic of Guatemala, on the 30th (local time).

As part of the "support for overseas expansion of digital broadcasting equipment" project, the Ministry of Science and ICT provides pilot services to countries that are scheduled to be digitally converted into broadcasting equipment for domestic SMEs to help related companies explore overseas markets.

This test propagation ceremony was organized to celebrate the successful establishment of Guatemala's digital broadcasting base, and to create a foundation for expanding cooperation through product presentations and broadcasting company visits.

The event was attended by government officials such as the Ministry of Science and ICT, as well as domestic broadcasting equipment companies such as Castwin (encoder), ADAL Labs (multiplex), Synerx (synchronization server), Jinmyeong Telecom (transmitter), and Hygain antenna (transmission antenna).

In addition, about 100 key figures related to broadcasting and communication from the governments of both countries, including the Korea Radio Promotion Association, the Guatemala Telecommunications Supervisory Service (SIT), and Radio Television Guatella, joined.

Earlier in March, Guatemala's Telecommunications Supervisory Service announced a plan to complete the digital transformation of broadcasting by 2022. To this end, it started its first digital terrestrial broadcasting through pilot services for Guatemala City (30km radius). It is meaningful that Korean technology laid the foundation for Guatemala's digital transformation.

An official from the Guatemala government said, "The Guatemala terrestrial digital broadcasting pilot service has begun with Korean broadcasting equipment," adding, "We hope to expand exchanges and cooperation with Korea, which has successful policy experiences in promoting Guatemala's digital transformation."

Ryu Je-myung, director of the Ministry of Science and ICT's propagation policy bureau, stressed, "We hope that Guatemala's support for digital broadcasting pilot services will be the starting point for entering the domestic digital broadcasting market near Latin America, including Guatemala."

Reporter Park Youngrye,



bottom of page