Browsing: Vijay Panday

In-depth
Usaasa may lose set-top box project

The man tasked with running South Africa’s digital migration project at the department of communications, Solly Mokoetle, says the Universal Service & Access Agency of South Africa has jumped the gun by launching a multibillion-rand tender before a final policy

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Rift tears at black set-top box makers

A dispute over an empowerment deal that has soured could cost South Africa a massive boost to the local set-top box manufacturing sector. At the heart of the dispute is the relationship that the National Association of Manufacturers in Electronic Components, an industry body for

Opinion
Absurd claims cloud set-top box debate

There has been a lot of debate in recent weeks about whether communications minister Yunus Carrim has done the right thing when it comes to South Africa’s new broadcasting policy. To back up a bit, perhaps we should explain what this debate means for ordinary South Africans. At present, televisions in South Africa receive

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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

In-depth
Stage set for final battle in set-top box war

The stage is set for a final showdown in the protracted war between broadcasters and set-top box manufacturers over the use of encryption based on conditional access (CA) in the set-top boxes that South African consumers will need to buy to continue receiving terrestrial television