|Private Bag X06, Honeydew, 2040
|Octave Street, Honeydew, 2040
|011 471 4400
SENTECH is a B-BBEE level 1 South African state-owned company and leading provider of electronic communications network services to the country’s broadcasting and communications industry. SENTECH derives its mandate from legislation, particularly the SENTECH Act and the Electronic Communications Act (ECA). As holder of Individual Electronic Communications Network Services (I-ECNS) and an Individual Electronic Communications Services (I-ECS) SENTECH can provide international voice-based telecommunications and multimedia services. In 1992 SENTECH was corporatised as a wholly-owned subsidiary of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC). In 1996 the SENTECH Act No 63 of 1996 was amended, converting SENTECH into a separate public entity responsible for providing broadcasting signal distribution services as a common carrier to licensed television and radio broadcasters. SENTECH’s ownership of the largest infrastructure in the country for terrestrial signal distribution for both TV and radio enables them to offer wholesale services on an equitable, non-discriminatory and non-exclusive basis, i.e. as a common carrier. It provides broadcast transmission services to all public broadcasters’ (SABC) radio and television stations, commercial radio and TV stations and over 150 community radio stations countrywide daily. Its 180 sites enable SENTECH to provide connectivity and infrastructure services to the retail, Telcos and public sectors.