It is not the SABC’s intention to compete with Netflix. Its video streaming plans are a smart move by management that deserve praise, not scorn. By Duncan McLeod.
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There have been growing calls on social media for MultiChoice to share Springbok games in this year’s Rugby World Cup with the SABC. This makes little sense if it’s forced on the company. By Duncan McLeod.
In its policy paper published this week, national treasury devoted considerable space to the telecommunications sector. Though many of the proposals make sense, an anachronism stuck out. By Duncan McLeod.
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.
Telkom’s copper-based digital subscriber line network is living on borrowed time. By Duncan McLeod.
While state-owned enterprises such as Eskom, SAA and the SABC continue to make headlines for all the wrong reasons, one (partially) state-owned company is doing quite well, thank you very much. By Duncan McLeod.
The news that Google and US chip makers have frozen the supply of critical software and components to Huawei will have severe consequences for businesses and consumers, including in South Africa. By Duncan McLeod.
The news this week that government has again kicked the spectrum licensing can down the road is further evidence that it isn’t taking the needs of the sector seriously enough.
Ah, that old trope, “market failure”. Economic development minister Ebrahim Patel trotted it out several times this week while unveiling the Competition Commission’s provisional findings into the data service market.
Vodacom’s fees and the complex set of rules related to its implementation of Icasa’s data expiry regulations are hellishly confusing, are anti-consumer and ultimately represent an own goal by South Africa’s largest mobile operator.