Browsing: ITU

They’re coming for your Wi-Fi. They’re big, they’re infinitely rich, and they’re patient. And when they take your Wi-Fi, they’ll tell you that they did it for you. No, really, check out this video from Ericsson. It’s taken some time for the strategy to become clear, but the

Government should make better use of regulatory tools and legislation to foster a more competitive environment in South Africa’s pay-television industry rather than requiring that conditional access technology be included in state-subsidised set-top boxes. That’s the

South Africa may have to wait until 2017 to complete its migration from analogue to digital terrestrial television, missing the mid-2015 deadline government agreed to with the International Telecommunication

Radio and television broadcasters, satellite providers and even radar operators will have to make way for mobile broadband companies if radio frequency spectrum proposals to be put to the International

South Africa’s department of telecommunications and postal services and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) will collaborate on a new project to test “new, sustainable approaches to bringing broadband connectivity to rural post offices”. The idea, according to a statement issued by the ITU

In a previous column, I highlighted just how complex it is to manage radio spectrum and why experts can’t seem to agree on whether we are running out of spectrum or entering an age of abundance. I finished by saying that the challenge around spectrum management is that still haven’t worked out a satisfying means of deciding who

Anyone who has attended any sort of telecommunications-related presentation in the past couple of years will have come across the World Bank’s finding that a 10% increase in a nation’s broadband penetration equates to a 1,4% increase in GDP in low- and middle-income economies. That statistic makes a

South Africa’s seemingly neverending migration from analogue to digital terrestrial television has been so beset by problems for so long that it would be almost comical if the repercussions for the country’s economy weren’t so serious. It’s been more than a year since South Africa

SA will switch on digital terrestrial television services “around” September, starting a period of “dual illumination” of both analogue and digital signals, communications minister Dina Pule said in a statement on Thursday. Pule said Sentech, the state-owned company charged with deploying the broadcasting

SA has again secured a seat on the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) council at the plenipotentiary conference in Mexico, the department of communications said on Friday. “The appointment of SA to the ITU is a testimony that