Silence on South Africa's 2G and 3G switch-off

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South Africa’s legacy network fiasco

South Africa's cabinet approved the publication of the country's final Next Generation Radio Frequency Spectrum Policy in December 2023 — two months after the deadline set by minister Mondli Gungubele.

This is a crucial part of government's plan to shut down the country's 2G and 3G networks by 30 June 2024 and 30 March 2025, respectively, assuming it meets its other deadlines.
 
I mean have we finally switched off analogue TV? Not sure haven't seen mention of that.
 
I still remember when this was started and I said this won't happen in 20 years. Didn't realise how realistic would turn out to be.
 
I still remember when this was started and I said this won't happen in 20 years. Didn't realise how realistic would turn out to be.
It's South Africa, AARTO was started in 2001, digital TV migration was supposed to be done in 2011. Kusile and Medupi finished by 2018.
 
I'm using HSDPA right now on a LTE capable phone because SA's LTE/5G is not as widespread in areas out of a city.
 
Chances to win the lotto is better than waiting for something good and quick to come out of this...... :ROFL: :ROFL::X3:
 
You have to start planning at least 10 years in advance and implement switchover measures 5 years in advance. Telkom is correct here, 2G is holding us back so perhaps each network should switch off one or the other and institute roaming.
 
The only deadline that the ANC will be worried about, is the deadline of the delivery of the KFC to the freeloaders for the elections.
 
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