The Internet service provider industry in South Africa is fed up with confusing regulations from communications regulator Icasa over ownership rules.
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The Internet Service Providers’ Association has strongly criticised communications regulator Icasa for attempting to “micromanage” the sector.
Released five years after Icasa tried to license access to the spectrum for broadband services, the final policy is not dissimilar to what the communications regulator originally intended.
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The communications regulator’s decision to investigate competition in the provision of mobile broadband services is “perhaps the most important regulatory process that Icasa has ever undertaken”, an industry body said.
Vodacom simply doesn’t have the network capacity to be able to sell access to its network on a wholesale basis to South African Internet service providers, CEO Shameel Joosub said on Thursday.
The Internet Service Providers’ Association has urged the Competition Commission to force South Africa’s mobile network operators to open their networks on a wholesale basis to ISPs.
The Internet Service Providers’ Association (Ispa) on Thursday slammed communications regulator Icasa’s new call termination rate regime, saying it favours the industry’s larger players.
The Films and Publications Amendment Bill raises serious freedom-of-speech concerns and should be rewritten, the Internet Service Providers’ Association said on Thursday. Describing the bill as a “classic example of good