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7 Jul

SA’s 5G to remain patchy in big metros for 12 months

To have mass deployment of 5G nationally, it will require the Independent Communications Authority of SA to decisively award spectrum, analysts say.


USAASA spends R5m a month on set-top box storage

The state-owned company looks to install over 800 000 digital migration decoders by next March, and courts signal distributor Sentech to help with project management.


SA Post Office targets May launch for ‘e-mall’ commerce platform

The South African Post Office sees its e-commerce platform as the bridge to help government fast-track digital migration and boost its own revenue-generation efforts.

Mar 9, 2020

Industry body wants MultiChoice prosecuted over DTV ‘shenanigans’

NAMEC launches a scathing attack on the giant pay-TV operator over accusations levelled against it at the state capture inquiry.


Government eyes ‘radical’ digital TV awareness campaign

The communications ministry engages local electronics manufacturers, as it looks to accelerate its digital migration project.


Mixed bag for telecoms as spectrum nears, load-shedding hurts

Load-shedding will have a negative impact on existing telecommunications infrastructure, warns National Treasury’s review document.


R1.9bn reprioritised for digital migration

The communications department promises to speed-up implementation of much-delayed projects, to advance SA’s ICT interests.

Feb 10, 2020

Pre-commercial TV white space projects take off in SA

Indigo Broadband works with ICASA and CSIR to drive pre-commercial TV white space projects in SA.


Numbers don’t lie: Government’s slow crawl to digital TV

In five years, only 500 000 qualifying households out of nearly five million have been connected to digital TV decoders.


Ndabeni-Abrahams appoints USAASA’s executive caretaker

Following sexual misconduct claims against the previous USAASA administrator, minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has swiftly found a replacement in Basil Ford.  

Dec 19, 2019

Ndabeni-Abrahams appoints SITA administrator, unveils changes for ministry’s entities

Luvuyo Keyise is tasked with taking the government IT agency through the process of being repurposed.

Dec 18, 2019

Govt switches up set-top box installation model

Local municipalities will appoint set-top box installers for the remaining decoder installations, as government looks to fast-track SA’s digital migration.

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