Browsing: Marian Shinn

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Ramaphosa ‘must scrap monopoly Woan’ idea

If President Cyril Ramaphosa is serious about preparing South Africa for the so-called “fourth industrial revolution”, he would be well advised to scrap the plan to create a “monopoly” wholesale open-access network

Marian Shinn
Public protector must act on set-top boxes

The public protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane, can no longer ignore the Democratic Alliance’s request for a probe into the procurement process of the government-sponsored set-top-boxes – a key component of the broadcast digital

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National treasury talks up spectrum auction

National treasury’s medium-term budget policy statement, published on Wednesday, has punted the idea of a spectrum auction to allocate scarce radio frequency spectrum, potentially putting finance minister

Marian Shinn
Set-top box report must be made public

Communications minister Ayanda Dlodlo must release the report arising from the investigation into the procurement process for the state-sponsored set-top box procurement process in the light of the publication

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TV migration plan still in doubt

The victory this week in the constitutional court by former communications minister Faith Muthambi over e.tv may not mark the end of the long-running dispute over encryption in South Africa’s digital television

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Concourt judgment: DA calls for TV policy review

Following Thursday’s constitutional court judgment in favour of former communications minister Faith Muthambi and against e.tv, Democratic Alliance MP Marian Shinn has again called on the new minister, Ayanda Dlodlo, to begin a thorough review of South Africa’s digital

Marian Shinn
Sticky stuff hits the fan, but there’s upside

About a year ago, communications regulator Icasa took fright at the national integrated ICT policy white paper and, within months, gazetted an invitation to network operators to participate in an auction for much sought-after high-demand spectrum

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