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) services.
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 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 DTH (direct to home) 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 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.
Responsible for providing broadcasting signal distribution services across South Africa, SENTECH’s business model has been segmented into three service offerings, namely:
- Content and multimedia: Services which cover broadcasting signal distribution, including business television delivered via satellite. Other value-added solutions that form part of this include telco-over-the-top services, broadcast monitoring and syndication, and hybrid broadcasting such as HbbTV and Hybrid Radio.
- Managed infrastructure services: SENTECH has vast experience in managing different types of networks, from broadcasting to telecommunications. SENTECH has built up capabilities in network design, deployment, operation and maintenance. The facilities leasing and managed services offerings are collectively referred to as managed infrastructure services.
- Connectivity Services: The company has positioned itself as a public sector broadband organisation focused on closing the broadband access gap, especially in underserved areas. SENTECH plays a significant role in the implementation of SA Connect, a government project whose objective is to connect schools and clinics to broadband. Its strategy is to use wireless broadband to deliver services to any area.