Telkom CEO Sipho Maseko on Monday warned that Icasa’s draft regulations on call termination rates could force the operator into a very difficult position, with the potential that it could ultimately withdraw from providing services in rural areas.
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Cell C CEO Jose Dos Santos on Friday said communications regulator Icasa needs to make bolder decisions in its call termination regulations to assist smaller operators take on Vodacom and MTN.
Telkom CEO Sipho Maseko has severely criticised communications regulator Icasa over proposed new call termination rates, saying they could lead to a jobs bloodbath at the company.
Cabinet has approved an amended version of the Electronic Communications Amendment Bill, taking South Africa closer to the allocation of radio frequency spectrum to mobile operators.
Communications regulator Icasa on Thursday signalled it again intends cutting call termination rates – the prices operators may charge each other to carry calls between their networks.
Seacom, which operates an undersea cable that connects Africa to Europe and Asia, is not commenting on speculation that it is in talks to buy South African fibre provider FibreCo Telecommunications.