Browsing: Electronic Communications Act

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Schools e-rate needs more work

Government wants universal access to broadband in SA by 2030 and part of this requires connecting SA schools. The Electronic Communications Amendment Bill, published late last week for comment, reexamines the controversial e-rate, in terms of which educational institutions benefit from

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SA spectrum agency on the cards

The Electronic Communications Amendment Bill, published late last week in the Government Gazette, has proposed the creation of a Spectrum Management Agency, separate to the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa), to manage scarce radio frequency spectrum

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In defence of regulation

The global economy faces its worst crisis in decades. Though SA has lagged the rest of the world in the slowdown, there is no doubt we have had our fair share of negative consequences. There are signs, however, that the worst may be over. Recently published GDP figures indicate a deceleration in the rate at which the economy is