A threat by Facebook to “offboard” a communications service used by the South African government from WhatsApp comes as it eyes securing direct government business of its own, it has been alleged.
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GovChat founder Eldrid Jordaan is seeking urgent interim relief against Facebook at the Competition Tribunal after the social media giant allegedly threatened to pull the service off its WhatsApp platform.
Telkom CEO Sipho Maseko said on Tuesday that the company has briefed its lawyers to “consider and advise” on its available options given its deep unhappiness with Icasa’s invitation to apply for broadband spectrum.
The commission’s “Competition in the Digital Economy” paper says that South Africa doesn’t set up a regulatory framework, it could soon find itself trying to govern companies that have amassed huge power.
Telkom dropped a bombshell on South Africa’s telecommunications industry this week when it said it was approaching the Competition Tribunal to object to Vodacom’s roaming agreements with Rain. But why?
South Africa’s fifth mobile operator, Rain, has launched “unlimited 4G for phones”, offering uncapped on-device data for R379/month on a month-to-month contract.
EOH Holdings said in an update to shareholders on Tuesday that it’s weathering the Covid-19 economic storm, with its financial performance remaining “resilient” in the quarter ended 30 April.
The Competition Tribunal has blocked Naspers’s plan to buy WeBuyCars. This comes after the Competition Commission moved to prevent the R1.4-billion acquisition of a 60% stake in the company.