Browsing: Alison Gillwald

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How to fix the ICT policy white paper

The department of telecommunications & postal services’s new director-general, Robert Nkuna, is going to have no time to ease gently into his new office in Hatfield, Pretoria. Indeed, he’s going to have to hit the ground running. The former councillor at

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Just how free is the Internet in SA?

When most people think or speak about Internet freedom, they are often concerned with the right, for example, to say what you want online without censorship and without being subject to the chilling

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Now Icasa to probe OTT market

Communications regulator Icasa said it plans to launch an inquiry in the next financial year to look at the impact of over-the-top (OTT) services such as WhatsApp and Skype on the data services market. Icasa chief operating officer Willington Ngwepe said

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OTT players don’t pay SA taxes: MTN

Over-the-top platforms such as WhatsApp and Skype don’t pay taxes in South Africa, says mobile network MTN. MTN’s corporate services executive, Graham de Vries, made this claim in a presentation at a parliamentary meeting on Tuesday. The meeting discussed

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Operators fear becoming ‘dumb pipes’

Parliament’s discussions about regulating over-the-top services kicked off on Tuesday with an expert saying that networks fear becoming pure infrastructure players. OTT services such

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DA slams Cwele ‘talk shop’

Democratic Alliance shadow minister of telecommunications & postal services Marian Shinn has accused the minister, Siyabonga Cwele, of creating another useless government talk shop. Cwele

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