Browsing: Alan Knott-Craig

Government, well intentioned as might be, could be on the verge of committing a serious blunder in its attempts to sort out South Africa’s poor broadband penetration rates — one that could stunt and distort the telecommunications industry for years to come. Communications

Cell C CEO Alan Knott-Craig earlier on Monday suffered what the company is describing as a “minor stroke”. “He is currently recovering in hospital and is responding well to treatment,” Cell C said in a statement. “He is expected to make a full recovery.” The company said Cell C

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) is giving telecommunications operators more time to comment on draft call termination rate regulations, announced 10 days ago, that sent the share prices of MTN and Vodacom plunging and Telkom surging

This may go down as the week that changed everything in South Africa’s telecommunications industry, the one that signalled the start of the end of the duopoly grip held by Vodacom and MTN. It started nine days ago when sector regulator, the Independent Communications

Mobile termination rates, the fees South Africa’s operators charge each other to carry calls between their networks, have to come down, but the scale of the drop and the level of “asymmetry” favouring smaller operators proposed by telecommunications regulator Icasa are too substantial

Cell C has filed a complaint at the Competition Commission, accusing larger rivals MTN and Vodacom of anticompetitive behaviour. “The crux of the complaint relates to the manner in which the dominant incumbents discriminate between their on-net and off-net effective prices, which has a dramatic

The Competition Commission has acknowledged receipt of a complaint laid by mobile operator Cell C against MTN and Vodacom in which it alleges that its two bigger rivals are engaging in anticompetitive behaviour. Cell C lodged the complaint with the

Vodacom has taken strong exception to a move by telecommunications regulator Icasa to draft a wholesale call rates regime that favours its rival Cell C and more recent market entrant Telkom Mobile. Vodacom says it supports the proposed cuts to termination rates

Cell C CEO Alan Knott-Craig has cautiously welcomed the proposed cuts in wholesale call termination rates, announced by telecommunications regulator Icasa on Friday, saying that although he’d have “wished for a better outcome for Cell C”, the cuts will lead to a “more competitive and balanced” market

The stage is set for an epic showdown between South Africa’s telecommunications operators. This Friday, telecoms regulator Icasa will publish draft call termination regulations outlining its position on further cuts to termination rates and the introduction of asymmetry for smaller players