Author Marian Shinn

Marian Shinn

Policy bungling keeps data costs high

The effects of perpetual policy bungling, which has become the hallmark of the ANC government’s communications ministries, will be laid bare during a two-day public hearing into the cost of communications held in parliament this

Marian Shinn

Spectrum standoff must end

Government’s secret plans for a national wholesale wireless network, which will have exclusive access to high-demand spectrum, must be withdrawn from the white paper on information and communications technology being prepared for

Marian Shinn

SA’s digital TV project needs a rethink

Government’s failed R8,5bn broadcast digital migration process must be stopped in its tracks and reappraised to determine a new path to free up analogue signals to deliver ubiquitous wireless broadband to the nation and foster sustainable competition in radio

Marian Shinn

Mystery surrounds China-SA ICT pact

I have submitted my fourth application under the Public Access to Information Act for clarity on the information and communications technology (ICT) pact signed last June with China. The latest follows the continued obfuscation

Marian Shinn

Will Sona 2016 light the SA Connect fuse?

Government’s failure to get to grips with South Africa Connect, the nation’s ambitious broadband roll-out plan that promises to deliver high-speed broadband Internet connectivity everyone in South Africa by 2030, will be apparent to all during the state of the nation address

Marian Shinn

Digital TV migration in chaos

It was clear from the department of communications’ briefing to parliament on Tuesday that digital terrestrial television migration is a never-ending project with an undetermined cost to taxpayers

Marian Shinn

Zuma emasculating SA’s ICT sector

The clock of South Africa’s progress towards a knowledge-based economy has been turned back by at least a decade through two recent presidential proclamations. This has negative implications for our economic growth and inclusion of all our citizens in the interconnected world. It will cost us investment