Technology & Convergence News - In Brief

Technology & Convergence

- Black-owned investment company Kagiso Media would like to launch both subscription and free-to-air television services but will only do so if the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) crafts digital terrestrial broadcasting regulations to create an environment conducive to newcomers to the industry. Kagiso already has stakes in a range of radio stations, including Jacaranda FM and East Coast Radio. It is also a big player online through the Web portal Howzit MSN, a partnership with Microsoft.

- The Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) wants to reassign large chunks of radio frequency spectrum for mobile and fixed-wireless telephony and broadband, a reading of its newly published draft national frequency migration plan shows