As a key industry player in telecommunications and multimedia markets, SENTECH enables broadcasting and digital content services to corporate institutions, government departments and state-owned entities.
SENTECH is the premier provider of electronic communications network services in the broadcasting and communications industry. SENTECH is licensed to provide Electronic Communications Network Services (ECNS) and Electronic Communications Services (ECS).
SENTECH operates 367 terrestrial broadcast sites and a satellite platform to provide signal distribution services for television and radio. SENTECH has infrastructure that provides up-linking and down-linking of programmes via satellite and can be used for bi-directional communications as well as for direct-to-home (DTH) broadcasts. Our masts at high-sites are used for the broadcast of television and radio to the public. These facilities are also utilised by other telecommunications services providers such as cellular phone operators, wireless internet service providers, government entities and private telecommunications companies.
The company has expanded its footprint to clients in sub-Saharan Africa to provide broadcasting signal distributions and managed services such as Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) solutions, Digital Radio (DAB+), training and consultancy services. SENTECH offers a wide range of services designed to meet the needs of broadcast and telecoms operators across the continent.
As a leading service provider of digital content delivery, SENTECH’s Content and Multimedia, Managed Infrastructure and Connectivity services connect customers anywhere through innovative solutions.
We continue to make great strides as we work on South Africa’s own communications satellite.
Transformation a priority
SENTECH supports underprivileged communities, mainly in the field of education and health through its CSI) Schools Connectivity Programme. Fifty-two schools have been connected to date. The company has also established and funded a programme to provide extra Maths and Science classes to 300 learners from grades 10 to 12.
Enterprise and Supplier Development (ESD) forms part of SENTECH’s transformation and development mandate. Through its ESD initiatives, the company stimulates the growth of small and medium enterprises, creates jobs and provides critical ICT intensive skills for the economy. So far, SENTECH has incubated 20 SMMEs, of which 18 are potential suppliers and two are existing suppliers. SENTECH has also partnered and collaborated with three universities – the University of Pretoria, University of Witwatersrand and University of Cape Town – to sponsor research and bursaries for undergraduate and postgraduate students in the electrical engineering field.
The company also runs internships through the MICT SETA to assist graduates coming into the working world. They have employed 62% of the 220 students that have been part of this programme over the last 10 years.