Communications minister Nomvula Mokonyane said government has set July 2020 as the firm and final deadline by which time analogue terrestrial television broadcasts must be switched off.
Author Duncan McLeod
Rain is prepared to discuss roaming arrangements with any operator, and the company’s agreement with Vodacom is non-exclusive, its CEO, Willem Roos, said on Friday.
A month before communications regulator Icasa is due in court to defend itself against legal action over its new data-expiry rules, Telkom has begun to implement the regulations.
Standard Bank has finally confirmed one of the telecommunications industry’s worst-kept secrets: it will launch a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), becoming the second major bank in South Africa to do so.
Communications regulator Icasa failed in its regulatory duty when it allowed Vodacom and Rain to enter into a national roaming agreement, Cell C told the Competition Commission on Thursday.
Regulators should lend more support to smaller mobile operators to help them break the dominance of Vodacom and MTN, Telkom CEO Sipho Maseko told the Competition Commission on Thursday.
MTN South Africa’s data prices will tumble when it gets access to new radio frequency spectrum, CEO Godfrey Motsa told the Competition Commission in Pretoria on Thursday.
Of the 21 countries in which MTN operates, its South African operation has the least spectrum assigned to it outside countries that face conflict situations.
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.