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SACF lauds ICT policy ‘breakthrough’

The South African Communications Forum (SACF), an industry grouping whose members include telecommunications operators and technology companies, has welcomed the “breakthrough” in ICT policy

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This is no ‘talk shop’, says Cwele

Telecommunications & postal services minister Siyabonga Cwele said on Friday that government’s new National ICT Forum is “not a talk shop”, deflecting criticism earlier this week by the Democratic Alliance that the event, launched on Johannesburg’s

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All sides claim victory in set-top box battle

Organisations representing both sides of the set-top box battle over encryption are celebrating cabinet’s announcement on Thursday that government-subsidised set-top boxes for digital television will contain a control system. Celebrations, however, could be premature

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Cabinet opts for set-top box control

Cabinet has approved the digital migration amendment policy which will see an access control system included in television set-top boxes, communications minister Faith Muthambi said on Thursday. “It will protect the government investment in set-top boxes

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Digital TV move sows confusion

Cabinet’s decision, led by communications minister Yunus Carrim, to mandate the use of an encryption system based on a control system in the set-top boxes that government will subsidise for poorer households has drawn both warm praise and stinging criticism from industry players

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E.tv fumes over SABC, DStv deal

Free-to-air broadcaster e.tv has slammed a confidential deal struck between the SABC and MultiChoice that prohibits the public broadcaster from offering any of its channels over a television platform that uses encryption technology. E.tv described the move as

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New battle looming over set-top boxes

The SA Communications Forum (SACF), an industry lobby group whose members include the SABC and the big telecommunications operators, wants a “return path” built into the government-subsidised set-top boxes that will be used for digital terrestrial television, allowing South Africans to surf the

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Lobby group to pressure gov’t on digital TV

The SA Communications Forum (SACF), an industry grouping that includes the SABC and the country’s biggest telecommunications operators, plans to lobby the department of communications to include a “return path” in the subsidised set-top boxes that the country’s poorer consumers will purchase when