Digital migration | Analogue signal slowly being phased out

Communications Minister, Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, says recent network issues and delays may be an ongoing problem if digital migration isn't completed soon. eNCA reporter Govan Whittles attended that briefing. Courtesy of #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - South Africa’s digital migration is now a waiting game says Communications Minister Khumbudzo  Ntshavheni.

The department is waiting on a Constitutional Court order that would authorise the switch-off of the analogue signal in the Broadcasting Digital Migration process.

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Ntshavheni briefed the media on the latest developments on Friday.

"The release of the spectrum will enable telecommunications operators to decongest the networks through the deployment of 4G and 5G networks across the country," she said.

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"South Africans -- irrespective of where they live -- have in recent days experienced poor connectivity, including on voice calls due to increased loads on the networks."

"We are therefore eagerly awaiting the ConCourt decision on the analogue switch-off days for us to conclude broadcast digital migration. This will allow us to release spectrum in Gauteng, Western Cape, KZN and Eastern Cape."


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