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Prospective manufacturers of the set-top boxes that government will subsidise for as many as 5m poorer SA households to receive digital terrestrial television signals have just a month to submit their proposals to the department of communications. Government published the long-awaited request for proposal

Prospective community satellite television broadcaster GauTV will use the Global Positioning System (GPS) to ensure its programming content can’t be received outside the borders of Gauteng, its target market, officials from the company told the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) on

As manufacturers, we care what the set-top box specification says. We can actually produce any box to any specification. However, we remain duty-bound not to stand by idly when there is a deliberate distortion of facts, such as is happening now on the issue of the “return path” that would allow consumers to

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