Digital migration showing progress in South Africa

South Africa Department of Communications (DOC) has announced progress toward the digital migration for all households in the Square Kilometre Array (SKA).

According to Ayanda Dlodlo the DOC minister claims it to be the result of the new budget voted last week. The DTT deadline has been missed nonetheless. The government is still going into a digital direction.

Dlodlo declared that : ”To date, we have switched off 18 analogue transmitters in the core towns of the SKA and we have registered 185 000 qualifying households.The rollout of the programme further brings tangible benefits that will have a lasting impact across our society and economy. These include the revitalisation of the electronic manufacturing industry through the local manufacturing of set-top boxes (STBs), digital terrestrial television aerials and satellite dish installations.”

Let’s remember that the current minister has declared her approval toward an encrypted form of the DTT because of the alignment of the congress which is the opposite policy of her predecessor which defended unencrypted STBs.

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