Int’l digital telecommunication meeting opens in Kyrgyzstan

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan — An international meeting called ” digital telecommunications development prospects” kicked off in Kyrgyzstan on Friday.

Over 30 government representatives and experts from seven countries, including China, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Georgia, the United States gathered in the beautiful Issyk-Kul lake-side town Cholpon-Ata, discussing the future development of the terrestrial digital transmission standards and its industrialization.

The head of the Chinese delegation, deputy director of Institute of Digital Media Technology of Peking University, Huang Tiejun, delivered a report at the meeting called “AVS — the Video Coding Standard and its industrialization and deployments,” which showed a vivid picture of the Chinese AVS Video Coding Standard’s advantage than other standards such as MPEG-2. Huang’s report received common recognition and praises from the international experts of the meeting.

Director of the international switching center of Tajikistan’s national telecommunications company Khonboyev Zafar told Xinhua that Professor Huang and other expert’s report is very interesting and convincing, and he is willing to recommend the Chinese ground digital transmission technology to Tajikistan.

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Telecommunication Standardization Bureau Director Johnson Malcolm said the transition of the digital television technology needs regional countries in close cooperation and communication, which has proved the importance of this round table meeting.

Currently, the ITU recognized and recommended four digital TV transmission standards, including the American ATSC, European DVB- T standard, ISDB-T standard of Japan and Chinese DTMB standard.

Luo Xunfu, chairman of the Supervisory Board of a Chinese company named National Engineering Laboratory For DTV (Beijing) said that China’s DTMB standard was recognized by ITU as the D system by the end of 2011. Compared with the other three standards, China’s DTMB standard has obvious advantages — a more stable system performance, more information capacity and better mobile performance.

At present, a number of Asian and African and Latin American countries, including Laos, Cambodia, Cuba, Ethiopia, have adopted China’s DTMB standard.

The two-day meeting is organized by the Kyrgyz National Communications Agency, and the co-host is the Kyrgyz Digital Mobile TV company (KDM TV).