A process called “digital restacking” could take up to two years to complete, delaying the allocation of prime radio frequency spectrum to telecommunications operators to 2022.
Communications minister Nomvula Mokonyane said government has set July 2020 as the firm and final deadline by which time analogue terrestrial television broadcasts must be switched off.
Government will give vouchers to indigent households to buy set-top boxes from commercial providers rather than continuing with a plan to run the project itself.
Following the successful trials in South Africa of digital radio broadcasting technologies, communications minister Nomvula Mokonyane said on Monday that she will issue a policy directive to the regulator, Icasa
Free Wi-Fi must be provided to communities in both metropolitan and rural areas, and to all public schools, clinics and libraries, the ANC has resolved. The resolution is contained in the report of the party’s 54th