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Communications regulator Icasa should steer clear of developing regulations dealing with network neutrality, the Internet Service Providers’ Association (Ispa) has recommended. The recommendation comes in the ISP body’s submission to Icasa’s high-level

Vodacom is going to face an uphill battle in its attempt to get regulatory approval for its R7bn acquisition of Neotel. Its competitors, who are already publicly questioning the legality of the deal, are likely to lobby for it to be scuppered or at the very least have strict conditions imposed on it. “It will be challenged

Training company Ketler Presentations has agreed to cough up R65 000 in full and final settlement costs incurred by the Internet Service Providers’ Association (Ispa) following a failed action brought against the industry body at the high court in 2012. In June last year, the high court in Johannesburg

South African telecommunications operators will only act on a request for lawful interception of communication across their networks once a court has instructed it. The companies have moved to reassure their clients in this regard following startling revelations on Friday morning by Vodafone that secret

“You’ll need two dozen purple-scented candles and a goat suitable for ritual slaughter. Oh, and about a kilo of salt to draw a pentagram on the floor (blackboard chalk doesn’t work),” read a response to a frustrated consumer on an online forum asking for advice on how to unsubscribe from unwanted mobile

The controversial e-rate, where public schools pay only 50% for Internet access, is being expanded to include independent schools, public and private colleges, higher education institutions, further education and training bodies, and public health establishments. The changes are included in the Electronic Communications Amendment

The Film and Publication Board (FPB) has issued updated tariffs for content providers, in the process introducing a new “licensing fee for online distribution”. It’s a move that is raising concern among Internet service providers. Gazette 37531, effective from 7 April, introduced the new fee category without it being subjected

The Internet Service Providers’ Association (Ispa) wants communications regulator Icasa to focus on more than just voice call termination rates, and believes there needs to be a greater emphasis on dealing with the cost of mobile data services in South Africa. “Voice remains a significant issue for the average consumer. At the

A shake-up of the telecommunications landscape in Africa may be in the offing after US giant AT&T said in an interview with Bloomberg that it was interested in acquiring UK-listed Vodafone. AT&T said, though, that it was not interested in acquiring Vodafone’s operations in emerging markets, but only its

The Internet Service Providers’ Association (Ispa), which represents many of South Africa’s ISPs, has slammed comments made by Telkom CEO Sipho Maseko over local-loop unbundling (LLU), saying they “cannot remain unchallenged”. The association’s criticism of Maseko