South Africa to set up a digital task team

Communication Minister Ivy Matsepe Casaburri announced in a recent statement that the government intended to set up a “migration task team” to look at digitising the country’s analogue infrastructure. This follows previous calls from Sentech and the Communications Portfolio Committee to switch to digital equipment. The working group is to comprise of representatives from industry, the regulator Icasa, consumers, business and the government. It is reported that Sentech’s estimate for the cost of new digital transmitters is in the order of R268 million.
Item added: 2nd June 2005