Ignore for a moment that Rain, although growing fast, is a relative pipsqueak next to Telkom. Does a merger make any sense? By Duncan McLeod.
The widely respected Ngwepe has said he is not available for reappointment following the expiry of his current term in office in October.
The presidency said government has made significant progress in structural reforms, including the successful auctioning off of broadband spectrum.
The idea of a pan-African telecoms champion that has a large shareholding by the South African government looks likely to grease the political wheels of MTN’s audacious bid to buy Telkom.
Keabetswe Modimoeng, who stepped down last week from Icasa, said councillors should be appointed for a period of seven years, not the current four.
Keabetswe Modimoeng said MTN Group’s proposed acquisition of rival Telkom should be considered seriously by regulators.
Communications minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni has promised to consult with the broadcasting industry about a new analogue switch-off date.
The Internet service provider industry in South Africa is fed up with confusing regulations from communications regulator Icasa over ownership rules.
After successfully halting analogue switch-off on 30 June, e.tv has said it knows it needs to vacate the analogue spectrum bands as soon as possible.
Communications minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni has blamed the recent floods in KwaZulu-Natal and parts of the Eastern Cape for a delay in the roll-out of digital set-top boxes.