High-tech facility opened in Durban

2011-08-03 00:00

AFRICA’S first high-tech global facility, with the capacity to manufacture more than three million television set-top boxes per annum, was opened in Durban by National Minister of Communications Roy Padayachee yesterday.

CEO at Altech Craig Venter said, “Altech UEC has consolidated six buildings on two sites into this single facility.

“This will boost innovation in information and communications technology and heighten SA’s global competitiveness as it moves to migrate to … the digital evolution of television.”

He said the economic spin-offs are destined to be huge, while increased demand for broadcast content, especially local content, will create more jobs for producers and their supply chains. — WR.


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