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The FMF has been hard at work researching the impact of the lockdown, especially the impact of regulations on poorer South Africans.
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Radical deregulation and liberalisation to lower data prices: Lock-down ICASA – MPIYAKHE DHLAMINI
The government tends to come up with complex policies that later trips up the same government, causes unnecessary delays, waste and ultimately negative economic consequences and political discontent. The government's inability to meet its own deadline for digital migration, failing to meet the 2015 deadline for an analogue switch-off, is the result of a chaotic policy-making process which often includes multiple priorities that are fundamentally contradictory.
Switching off the analogue signal is required in order to free up the radio frequencies currently being used for the analogue signal for telecommunications networks. Consumers and broadcasters would then migrate to a digital signal for television which would require much less bandwidth to transmit the signal.
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Publish date: 22 July 2020
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