Communications

Government, parliamentary and legislative information on Communications.

Broadband Digital Migration Policy to be Gazetted

Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services

Telecommunications and postal services minister Siyabonga Cwele announced that the final broadband digital migration (BDM) policy will be gazetted by the end of July 2014.

The minister, taking part in the parliamentary debate on his budget vote, committed the government to announcing the date of the digital switch on within three months.

Regulations on Broadband Infrastructure on the Cards

Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services

Telecommunications and postal services minister Siyabonga Cwele wants the Independent Communications Authority (ICASA) to regulate broadband infrastructure and facility sharing.

The minister said in the debate on his budget vote the duplication of public and private infrastructure posed a challenge as it contributed to high deployment costs that is ultimately passed on to consumers.

Local Television Content Under the Spotlight

Department of Communications

The Independent Communications Authority (ICASA) is calling for comment on the latest review of local television and radio content.

According to a notice in the Government Gazette of 4 July 2014 (37803 / 529) interested parties are invited to submit written representations on the discussion document by 10 September 2014.