SA’s Digital Migration Readiness Questioned

South Africa’s readiness for digital migration was put under intense scrutiny

South Africa’s readiness for digital migration was put under intense scrutiny, as members of parliament questioned the delays in implementation, the costs involved and the availability of installers nationwide to ensure proper rollout, once the country starts the switch from analogue.

With MPs questioning the capabilities of the South African Post Office (SAPO) to deal with the rollout, the meaning of the control system software and the possible dates for total switch off, the Department of Communications, SAPO, Sentech and the Universal Service and Access Agency of South Africa all presented their state of readiness to a joint meeting of the Communications and Telecommunications and Postal Services committees.

Communications acting, director general, Donald Liphoko, says the Broadcasting Digital Migration Amendment Policy which was approved by cabinet, with the inclusion of the control system in the set-top boxes (STBs), would be gazetted next week.

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Source: 
Mail & Guardian

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