Investors are being forced into bitcoin and gold by persistent monetary stimulus by global central banks, which has eroded the store-of-value characteristics from traditional financial markets. By Rob Price.
Regulators, including Icasa and the Competition Commission, will have to be pragmatic and lenient about a looming expanded tie-up between Cell C and MTN South Africa if the former isn’t going to go to the wall.
Public policy engagements have traditionally been seen as the realm of well-established businesses. Start-ups – and tech start-ups in particular – need to start engaging sooner because there may not be time to “figure it out later”. By Gwen Ngwenya.
Telkom’s copper-based digital subscriber line network is living on borrowed time. By Duncan McLeod.
Like many people without children, I think I’d make a good parent and as such will rescue my child’s future through far-reaching proclamations. For example, I’d ban them from social media. By James Francis.
Access to data will increase, and prices will fall, only if government gets out of the way and allows companies to have more spectrum and compete more freely. By Christo Hattingh.
It would be prudent to focus primarily on job creation in South Africa before crushing potential growth areas with formal prescriptions. By Gwen Ngwenya.
The joint and collaborative efforts of telecommunications providers will go a long way toward providing solutions and creating tomorrow’s technology-enabled workforce. By Vino Govender.
Analysts have long criticised Telkom since its entry into the mobile market in October 2010, which hasn’t come cheap. But it’s become the company’s saving grace.
Since their arrival, regulatory sandboxes have started – though slowly – to appear in areas beyond fintech. South African policy-makers need to pay attention. By Gwen Ngwenya.