SA govt broadband tender ‘cancelled’
Broadband for all in South Africa has hit a snag as bidding for government’s first phase of its ‘Connect’ project has been cancelled, according to a tender bulletin update.
The tender, which was headed up by the telecommunications and postal services ministry, was originally divided in two phases.
Phase one was allocated R1.5bn and was expected to connect 6 235 government facilities in eight district municipalities. Phase two was subsequently planned to connect 35 211 facilities in another 44 disctrict municipalities by 2020.
The project was part of government’s ‘SA Connect’ plan, which seeks connecting broadband access to 90% of the country’s population by 2020 and 100% by 2030.
Last week the State Information Technology Agency (Sita) said that bidders for the project would include Broadband Infraco, EOH, MTN, Vodacom, Tradepage and Galela Telecommunications. Telkom declined to bid, despite reports that it was in the running.
Read the full story here: http://www.fin24.com/Tech/News/sa-govt-broadband-tender-cancelled-20161121
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