Cell C has become the second major mobile operator in South Africa, after Telkom, to comply fully with communications regulator Icasa’s new data-expiry rules.
With a little over two months left for South Africa’s telecommunications operators to implement Icasa’s new data-expiry rules, MTN said on Monday that it has begun complying with them
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.
Government’s telecommunications bill, if enacted without radical changes, will have a “devastating” effect on the ICT sector, destroying the incentives that have led to almost universal mobile coverage in South Africa.
Vodacom has rubbished the Electronic Communications Amendment Bill’s wholesale open-access provisions, describing them as “intrusive and onerous”.
A settlement has been reached by communications regulator Icasa and mobile operators over the implementation of new rules regarding data expiry and rollover.