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Sentech completes digital TV roll-out

Sentech has announced that it has switched on all 178 of its digital terrestrial television (DTT) transmitters, ensuring digital population coverage of 84,23% and geographic coverage of 57,99%. The news comes in the wake of the statement by communications

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Digital radio set for SA debut

State-owned broadcasting signal distributor Sentech, in partnership with the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), will begin a digital radio trial in October using the digital audio broadcasting plus (DAB+) standard. A separate but related trial is under way using a technology called

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Sentech cleans up its act

State-owned signal distributor Sentech, which has been marred by controversy in recent years, has received a clean audit for the 2012/2013 financial year, its first in more than a decade. The company says the clean audit is “a statement of commitment

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Icasa’s Screamer case postponed

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa’s (Icasa’s) complaints and compliance committee was meant to hear a complaint laid against Screamer Telecoms this week but has had to postpone the matter until September because its star witness, Sebastian Meyer, who investigated

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Sentech to trial mobile TV

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) has given the go-ahead to Sentech, the state-owned company responsible for building the country’s digital television broadcasting network, to run a pilot this year of a new technology “profile”, called DVB-T2-Lite, for delivering TV broadcasts

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Sentech gives up crucial spectrum

In a move that is likely to be widely welcomed in the telecommunications industry, state-owned broadcasting signal distributor Sentech has decided to return its full allocation of radio frequency spectrum in the 2,6GHz and 3,5GHz bands, says CEO Setumo Mohapi. The 2,6GHz band, in particular

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Sentech didn’t ask for control system

Sentech made no request to the department of communications to manage the control system for digital terrestrial television and is fine with a court decision that the system be managed by free-to-air broadcasters instead. In May 2012, communications minister Dina Pule instructed Sentech to

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E.tv, Sentech butt heads over digital TV

As e.tv and government head to court this week in a dispute over who should own and manage the crucial set-top box control system for digital terrestrial television (DTT), state-owned signal distributor Sentech has moved to allay fears that it will charge what it likes if it manages the system. E.tv

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Sentech loses chief operating officer

Sentech’s acting chief operating officer, Dingane Dube, has left the state-owned broadcasting signal distributor to pursue “personal business interests”. Dube, a long-serving executive at the company, left its employ on 21 July, says spokesman Nthabeleng Mokotim

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Inside Sentech’s new broadband plan

State-owned broadcast signal distributor Sentech is considering WiMax technology, using radio frequency spectrum it has already been assigned, to build its planned R1,1bn national broadband network. The company has already been licensed