Author Saki Missaikos


In Woan debate, spectrum is a red herring

Between 1999 and 2004, Telkom’s monopoly of access to crucial international bandwidth and high-speed ADSL lines meant the company could freely charge Internet service providers excessive fees. And they did. Inevitably, this


ICT policy: don’t let the country down

Imagine the scenario where accessibility, affordability and quality – the three key pillars for a communications environment in South Africa – deliver the economic and social benefits that governments, researchers, industry bodies


Time SA’s ICT sector embraced ‘openness’

One hundred and seventy-seven pages. That’s the length of the national integrated ICT policy white paper. On page 8, we are told that its “core philosophy” a move to “openness”: open access, open Internet and