Does your Decoder have an ethernet port

The government intends to ban the importation of digital television decoders currently in the market starting January 1, 2018.
According to a statement uploaded on the Communication Authority’s website, the importation of terrestrial and cable television decoders will not be permitted from next year.
“The importation into Kenya of cable or satellite receivers/decoders that do not comply with the said digital video broadcasting, second generation terrestrial or satellite specifications shall not be permitted from January 1, 2018,” the statement read in part.
Current decoder stocks that are already being used in the country but do not comply with the new standards will eventually be switched off.
However, all hope is not lost since the ban will see the introduction of decoders that allow internet connectivity through an ethernet port that is not available in the current decoders.
This port will offer internet television and video on demand services connected to an internet point of presence to decode digital television signals from an internet bundled service that include television services.
These changes mean that in the future, subscribers to the service will need an internet connection to access television programmes.
The communication authority moved to standardize the current decoders by allowing them to have both the terrestrial port and the ethernet port for internet television since these changes cannot be accomplished at once.
This is a blessing in disguise since users who are unable to afford internet bundles will access television programmes via the terrestrial port which, as it is now, has a limited number of channels.
These changes come barely three years since the country had to deal with the antagonistic migration from analogue to digital television.

Sisi watu wa freesat V7 tukae wapi? Na wazee wa strong kama doc @Luther12 wasimame wapi?:smiley:

Twas’ long overdue

There’s always a way.

Hii CAK iko na jokes, affordable internet is a dream in 254 na wanataka watu wastream content,
Long live fta

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Shida ya sirkal ni kuweka fossils wahead hizi authorities yet they have no clue about technology and emerging trends, hii CAK ipewe Luther12 na @Giggz awe CEO

…at least wakafunge genuinely…:slight_smile:

You’ve beaten me on that… although unakuanga meffi

No problem sir, I take it with both hands. I consider you as the brightest in the ‘brood’

Acheni wasiwasi all they can close is signet and ADN, hizo zingine sio zao and i know your freesat is 90% tuned to fta satellites

The problem ain’t that, @coldpilsner has been thinking of m***i from way back back in the morning. Sad :frowning:

So what decoders meet CAK standards?

Watu wa FTA tuelimisheni tafadhali…

alafu as a country,Internet connectivity is still a major stumbling block and a luxury to many

Wale hawaelewi hii maneno tukae huuuuko kwa miti ------------------> ♤♤♤

Decoder kaa hii.
This is Qsat Q28g combi, pia dreambox and several other decoders have the port

Kwa hivo kama decoder iko na port ya Ethernet imeapproviwa

Not yet but that’s what they want to do

Usijali, will personally do the setup for you

sasa huko mashinani watatoa fibre wapi?

kuja ukalie mti yangu

Shida ni bei ya bundles, Internet is now a basic right like clean water and education