Tuesday, 11 September 2018
For Immediate Release
On Monday 10 September 2018, at the ITU Telecom World 2018 held in Durban, The CEO of SENTECH, Mlamli Booi called on the industry to use spectrum and technology to close the digital divide. “There is need to focus on digital inclusion through management of spectrum”, said Booi, “we need to commit ourselves to social dividend as much as the triple bottom line”.In his address, Mlamli Booi covered the following: • Broadband access technologies • Efficient use of spectrum • Broader digital inclusion • Development of Women and SMMEs in ICT
He further reiterated the President Ramaphosa’s statement during the opening event, “We have the responsibility to direct evolution of information and communications technology towards the achievement of a better life for all people of the world.” Booi challenged the spectrum and technology colleagues to think about solutions to enable semi-urban and rural communities access.