Faster fibre planning, but no decision on spectrum – Department of Telecommunications

The Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services has released its statement on the priorities of its 2018/19 Budget Vote. The department covered multiple topics in the document, including the rollout of broadband services and spectrum allocation to mobile operators. It stated that it is prioritising the “operationalisation of the National Rapid Deployment Coordinating Centre” in the current financial year, which will comprise representatives from all spheres of government and industry. “Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal are leading in facilitating this developmental approach to broadband deployment. Gauteng will launch its pilot with Emfuleni Local Municipality,’ said the department.…

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