New spectrum for broadband wireless

Because the digital broadcast signal can be compressed, more channels can be carried using less spectrum. Therefore spectrum can be freed up and this can be sold to communications operators who want to provide better wireless broadband services. Access to spectrum for this purpose is particularly important in Africa where there are few already existing fixed line, cable or fibre alternatives and building them would be a costly process. Government will get income from the sale to operators of the spectrum freed up in this way.