It was one of the biggest technology stories of 2019. Distributed denial-of-service attacks crippled several South African Internet service providers this year. Now the industry is fighting back.
The Internet Service Providers’ Association has criticised a proposal by the Law Reform Commission to require ISPs to block adult Web content, saying similar efforts have not worked elsewhere in the world.
Though it has slipped by three points in the past year – from 75 to 72 – South Africa has a “free” Internet, according to a new report by Freedom House, a Washington-based pro-democracy group.
South Africa is hopelessly ill-prepared for the move from Internet protocol version 4 to version 6, with IPv4 address space set to run out by as early as March 2020, the Internet Service Providers’ Association has warned.
In this episode of the podcast, TechCentral interviews Dominic Cull on the contentious Films and Publications Amendment Bill, which he warns contains serious flaws that could cause big headaches for online content creators and Internet service providers.
The communications regulator’s decision to investigate competition in the provision of mobile broadband services is “perhaps the most important regulatory process that Icasa has ever undertaken”, an industry body said.
In the TalkCentral podcast this week, Vodacom and Rain’s roaming deal, Standard Bank’s MVNO, the Internet Service Providers’ Association’s demands, Huawei’s Mate 20 Pro and Adobe Creative Cloud 2019.
Vodacom simply doesn’t have the network capacity to be able to sell access to its network on a wholesale basis to South African Internet service providers, CEO Shameel Joosub said on Thursday.
The Internet Service Providers’ Association has urged the Competition Commission to force South Africa’s mobile network operators to open their networks on a wholesale basis to ISPs.