'It's unlikely that digital terrestrial television will be launched in 2019'

Countries are commemorating the 50th anniversary of World Telecommunications and Information Society Day on Friday.

Soweto will become the first South African township to connect fibre to homes.

Minister of Communications Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams addressed students at Orlando High School in Soweto, and told them about the importance of having access to information.

This comes against the backdrop of the department's efforts to launch the much-awaited migration to digital terrestrial television.

The minister has said one of the reasons for the delay is because a few people have registered to receive set-top boxes.

Ray White on the Xolani Gwala show spoke to TechCentral founder and editor Duncan McLeod about the delay.

The project has kicked off. It seems to be going off at a snail's pace.

Duncan McLeod, Founder and editor - TechCentral

Most of the country is still using terrestrial television through an analogue platform.

Duncan McLeod, Founder and editor - TechCentral

The process started very slowly. Previous ministers said this project would be done by the end of this year, but it is looking unlikely at this stage.

Duncan McLeod, Founder and editor - TechCentral

Listen to the full interview below...


This article first appeared on 702 : 'It's unlikely that digital terrestrial television will be launched in 2019'


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