Browsing: Alison Gillwald

Duncan McLeod
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

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

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

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

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

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

Call rates battle coming to a head again

Communications regulator Icasa has settled on the model it intends using to calculate call termination rates as the court-imposed deadline nears for it to draw up new regulations that govern the rates, which operators charge each

Sibisi, Gillwald named to broadband council

Communications minister Yunus Carrim has named CSIR president Sibusiso Sibisi and Research ICT Africa director Allison Gillwald as chair and deputy chair respectively of a new National Broadband Advisory Council, which has been established to advise the minister on the implementation of South Africa Connect

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