SIBC keeps up with the digital world

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BY BEN BILUA

Manager Radio Operations of SIBC Mr Ronald Buaoka made his presentation

SOLOMON Islands Broadcasting Corporation is keeping up with the digital world.

Speaking during the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) awareness programme yesterday, Manager Radio Operations of SIBC Mr Ronald Buaoka said SIBC is coping with the technology and is aiming to go into full digital platform by 2020.

He said SIBC was first introduced to ICT in 1990 when SIBC’s Newsroom was computerised and later launching of SIBC’s website.

Mr Buaoka recalled that it took SIBC 10 years to realise the importance of digitising its programmes and in 2000 SIBC produced its first digital content and play out to its programmes.

He said SIBC made another step in 2014 streamlining its programmes online for users in the country and also abroad.

Mr Buaoka stressed that SIBC is planning to improve its Internet Protocol solution by 2018 to accommodate needed requirements to live up with the transforming world.

He said the development are crucial in maintaining SIBC’s services and at the same time limit the current expenses affecting their operation.

Mr Buaoka said SIBC has developing plans to maintain its service however the existing challenge is getting people to be part of the development programmes.

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