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South Africa to complete its broadcasting digital migration by 2021

According to the South African National Department of Communication, the country will shift from analogue terrestrial television to digital television broadcasting in 2021. The department has announced this information while addressing the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee. The department specified the different phases, saying it would continue to implement the distribution of digital set-top boxes, which will [...]

Insufficient funds delay Digital Switch Over project in Nigeria

Thirteen years after the approbation of Digital Switch Over (DSO) by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the Federal Government has not yet validated the N45 billion to the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) which has frustrated its take-off in the country. During an inspection of facilities at Gospell Digital Technology (GDT) factory at Calabar Free Zone [...]

Nigeria starts 5G trial

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has given the green light for the trial of 5G services in the country. The Executive Vice Chairman of the commission, Umar Danbatta has unveiled this during the opening of the maiden International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Digital African Week in Abuja. Danbatta said that Nigeria had exceeded the 30 per [...]

Zimbabwe missed ITU DTT deadline by 3 years

Zimbabwe failed to meet the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) deadline to migrate from analogue broadcasting to digital since June 2015. The digitalization project which is under the jurisdiction of the Broadcasting Association of Zimbabwe (BAZ) and being rolled out by Transmedia brought so much excitement across the country but the flame has blown out due [...]

DRC restored all TV frequencies in Congo

Started a few months ago, the process of restitution of TV and radio frequencies, plundered in Congo by neighboring DRC, is now complete. Lambert Mende Omalanga, the communications ministers of the DRC, handed over to counterpart of Congo, Thierry Lézin Moungalla, an official letter announcing that all the frequencies were restored. “To date, I have [...]

DRC returns to Congo four frequencies illegally seized

“In recent days, through the regulator, we are informed that the DRC has just returned four frequencies. We can already solve the problems related to analog and digital frequencies, and carry out our projects like the installation of our digital channels, “said a few days ago, Thierry Moungalla, the Congolese Minister of Communication and Media. [...]