Cabinet welcomes milestone towards switching off analogue signal

Cabinet has welcomed the announcement of the first phase milestone towards switching off of the analogue transmitter on 28 October 2016.

This will be done by the Minister of Communications, Faith Muthambi, in the core towns of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) area in the Northern Cape, in the town of Carnavon within the Kareeberg Local Municipality.

“Over 86 percent of households in the SKA area have been connected and are enjoying digital terrestrial television (DTT) services in their homes,” said Minister in the Presidency responsible for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Jeff Radebe.

He briefed media on Thursday on the outcomes of the Cabinet meeting held on the 28 September 2016.

The Minister said the migration was in line with the National Development Plan to create a robust, reliable, secure and affordable ICT infrastructure.

It will connect rural and urban, rich and poor ensuring that South African citizens transact and communicate more effectively with the use of technology. –