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Sentech needs funding clarity

6 March 2007
State-signals provider Sentech, which is negotiating its role in the South African broadband landscape with government, needs to receive clarity on the roll-out of its national wireless network as a matter of urgency, say commentators.

Sentech, which has been mandated with bridging the digital divide in underserviced areas, as well as meeting government's broadband needs, is expected to reveal its budget and strategic plan for the next two years to the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Communications on Friday.

However, there is as yet no clarity as to whether the parastatal will receive the R1 billion it says it needs to establish a nationwide wireless broadband network. Neither Sentech nor the Department of Communications were available to discuss the company's funding requirements this morning.

BMI-TechKnowledge senior telecommunications analyst Richard Hurst says it is critical government finalises funding for the wireless broadband ...

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