http://www.engineeringnews.co.za
  SEARCH
Login
R/€ = 13.75Change: 0.07
R/$ = 10.91Change: -0.06
Au 1205.55 $/ozChange: -18.63
Pt 1252.50 $/ozChange: -17.70
 
 
Note: Search is limited to the most recent 250 articles. Set date range to access earlier articles.
Where? With... When?








Start
 
End
 
 
And must exclude these words...
Close Main Search
Close Main Login
My Profile News Alerts Newsletters Logout Close Main Profile
 
Agriculture   Automotive   Chemicals   Competition Policy   Construction   Defence   Economy   Electricity   Energy   Environment   ICT   Metals   Mining   Science and Technology   Services   Trade   Transport & Logistics   Water  
What's On Press Office Tenders Suppliers Directory Research Jobs Announcements Contact Us
 
 
 
RSS Feed
Article   Comments   Other News   Research   Magazine  
 
 
Sep 28, 2012

DoC to demonstrate DTT technologies next week

Back
Carnavon|Africa|PROJECT|South African Broadcasting Corporation|Universal Services|Africa|South Africa|Square Kilometre Array|Digital Technology Standard|Direct-to-home Satellite Signals|Services|Roy Kruger|South Africa|Digital Switch
|Africa|PROJECT||Africa|||Services|||
carnavon|africa-company|project|south-african-broadcasting-corporation|universal-services-company|africa|south-africa|square-kilometre-array-facility|digital-technology-standard|direct-to-home-satellite-signals|services|roy-kruger|south-africa-region|digital-switch
© Reuse this



The Department of Communications (DoC) on Friday said it would kick off the digital migration project in the Motswedimosa township, near Kimberley, in the Northern Cape, on October 3.

The department, which aimed to demonstrate the technologies required for the digital migration process and start its public awareness campaign, would switch on the digital terrestrial television (DTT) signal for ten set-top boxes (STBs) in the township during a ‘proof of concept’ launch.

Another ten STBs, based in Carnavon and Williston, near the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project, would receive direct-to-home satellite signals.

DoC technical adviser Roy Kruger previously explained the launch aimed to demonstrate that the digital technology standard adopted by South Africa works effectively without interfering with the low-frequency transmissions of the SKA radio telescope project.

It would also prove that deep rural regions could access television signals.

The DoC, in conjunction with key partners in the project, namely the South African Broadcasting Corporation, the South African Post Office, Sentech and the Universal Services and Access Agency of South Africa, would also demonstrate the signal and transmission processes, while discussing the benefits for South Africans and the subsidy schemes and its qualifying criteria. It would also outline the subsidised STB distribution process.

The second-phase ‘commercial’ nationwide digital switch-on was expected to follow in December.
 

Edited by: Mariaan Webb
© Reuse this Comment Guidelines (150 word limit)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other Information Technology News
Internet access in east Africa is still relatively slow and costly but a Djibouti-based technology start-up company has ambitions to help change that. Djibouti Data Center (DDC), set up by a group of local and international investors 18 months ago, is the first data...
IAN EVANS AirWatch file synchronisation and sharing system was initially designed for a large airline company
Effective file synchronisation and sharing across an organisation’s structures can provide the basis for robust mobile-device and document management while maintaining proper backup, version control and content distribution. These are the lessons learned by complex...
Chinese technology giant Huawei launched its Active-Active Data Centre disaster recovery (DR) solution at the Huawei Cloud Congress in Shanghai, China, last month.
More
 
 
Latest News
Updated 12 minutes ago Sasol announced on Thursday that its broad-based black economic empowerment (BBBEE) transaction, Sasol Inzalo, has been partially refinanced, making a significant contribution to reducing its financing costs. The refinancing would see shareholders of Sasol Inzalo...
Updated 21 minutes ago International packaging and paper group Mondi has attracted a long-term credit-rating upgrade from Moody’s Investors Service. In a statement to shareholders on Thursday, the dual-listed group announced the credit rating hike from Baa3 to Baa2.
Updated 56 minutes ago Sephaku Holdings, which is in the process of finalising its interim results for the six months ended September 30, expects to swing to a basic loss a share of between 1.9c and 2c for the half-year, from basic earnings a share of 3.32c in the first half of the prior...
More
 
 
Recent Research Reports
Defence 2014: A review of South Africa's defence industry (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Defence 2014 report examines South Africa’s defence industry, with particular focus on the key participants in the sector, the innovations that have come out of the sector, local and export demand, South Africa’s controversial multibillion-rand...
Road and Rail 2014: A review of South Africa's road and rail infrastructure (PDF report)
Creamer Media’s Road and Rail 2014 report examines South Africa’s road and rail transport system, with particular focus on the size and state of the country’s road and rail network, the funding and maintenance of these respective networks, and the push to move road...
Real Economy Year Book 2014 (PDF Report)
This edition drills down into the performance and outlook for a variety of sectors, including automotive, construction, electricity, transport, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum.
Real Economy Insight: Automotive 2014 (PDF Report)
This four-page brief covers key developments in the automotive industry over the past 12 months, including an overview of South Africa’s automotive market, trade figures, production and the policies influencing the sector.
Real Economy Insight: Construction 2014 (PDF Report)
This five-page brief covers key developments in the construction industry over the past 12 months. It provides an overview of the sector and includes details of employment in the sector, infrastructure and municipal spending, as well as insight into companies’...
Real Economy Insight: Electricity 2014 (PDF Report)
This five-page brief covers key developments in the electricity industry over the past 12 months, including details of State-owned power utility Eskom’s generation activities, funding and tariffs, independent power producers and prospects for the sector.
 
 
 
 
 
This Week's Magazine
Integrated energy and chemical company Sasol has partnered with Unisa Graduate School of Business Leadership (SBL) professor and founder and CEO of PanAvest Partnership Dr Douglas Boateng to publish a series of books on executive supply chain management aimed at...
MORNÉ DU PLESSIS Increased urgency and burgeoning awareness of the importance of these issues are beginning to change political risks and, thus, State responses to environmental concerns
The World Wide Fund for Nature’s (WWF’s) 2014 Living Planet Index (LPI) indicates that there has been a 52% decline in vertebrate species since 1970. The Index tracked the trends of 10 000 discrete populations of over 3000 vertebrate species between 1970 and 2010.
Rwanda has joined a number of East African countries seeking to import electricity from Ethiopia as its demand grows. After it became apparent several generation project it is implementing will not come on stream early enough, now plans to import 400 MW from Ethiopia...
Metrorail’s first new passenger train will arrive in November next year, says Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) CEO Lucky Montana. “Next year we will be able to put our hands around the infrastructure and equipment we have been talking about for so long.”
The Competition Commission has launched an investigation into what it says are “price fixing, market division and collusive tendering in the market for the manufacture and supply of automotive components to original equipment manufacturers” (OEMs, or vehicle...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alert Close
Embed Code Close
content
Research Reports Close
Research Reports are a product of the
Research Channel Africa. Reports can be bought individually or you can gain full access to all reports as part of a Research Channel Africa subscription.
Find Out More Buy Report
 
 
Close
Engineering News
Completely Re-Engineered
Experience it now. Click here
*website to launch in a few weeks