The prohibition on the private ownership and free trading of spectrum is an “artefact” that has “neither a technological basis nor is supported by economic theory”, says the Free Market Foundation.
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Government’s plan to create a wholesale open-access network “will serve no useful purpose” and could, in fact, harm consumers – the exact opposite of what it’s meant to achieve, the Free Market Foundation said.
Government wants to introduce price controls in the telecoms sector when what it should be doing is embarking on a programme of wholesale deregulation, privatisation and liberalisation. By Martin van Staden.
Why does the narrative remain that some “duopoly” between Vodacom and MTN is the source of South Africa’s relatively high data prices? It’s not true. By Martin van Staden.
Free Market Foundation executive director Leon Louw joins Duncan McLeod on the podcast for a discussion on the Covid-19 lockdown – and why Louw thinks it’s a dreadful mistake.
Access to data will increase, and prices will fall, only if government gets out of the way and allows companies to have more spectrum and compete more freely. By Christo Hattingh.
A bill that will introduce a radical overhaul of legislation governing South Africa’s ICT sector should scrapped in favour of tweaking existing legislation, the Free Market Foundation again argued on Monday. The foundation
ICT industry veteran Adrian Schofield, programme consultant at the Institute of Information Technology Professionals – and a past president of the organisation – has slammed the ANC’s policies on telecommunications
The department of telecommunications & postal services is actively redrafting the controversial Electronic Communications Amendment Bill, with the minister, Siyabonga Cwele, set to outline more details in the
The South African government could raise significant money from the sale of radio frequency spectrum, especially frequency bands used in commercial applications such as cellphones, television and radio. Government