Communications minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has criticised national treasury’s discussion document on growing South Africa’s economy, suggesting the document’s chapter on telecommunications is outdated.
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Telkom CEO Sipho Maseko has launched an extraordinary attack on national treasury’s discussion paper aimed at growing South Africa’s economy, accusing the department of tossing a grenade into the telecommunications sector.
The Competition Commission plans to engage with Icasa on the planned licensing of 4G/LTE and future 5G spectrum to ensure there is “not only universal coverage but also (affordable) access”.
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The Competition Commission has moved to block Naspers’s proposed R1.4-billion acquisition of a 60% stake in WeBuyCars.
The Competition Tribunal has approved the acquisition by Remgro’s Community Investment Ventures Holdings of Vumatel, but has attached long-term conditions to the sale.
Vodacom said on Monday that “unquestionably the most significant obstacle to reducing input costs and, by extension, data prices is the fact that no new spectrum has been allocated” to operators for the past 14 years.
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.
MTN has accused the Competition Commission of using outdated information in preparing its report on the data services market in South Africa.