Communications regulator Icasa will pursue a legal appeal against a high court judgment that slammed the brakes on the spectrum auction. But has also said it is open to an out-of-court agreement.
Communications regulator Icasa on Tuesday confirmed that Monday’s court judgment in favour of Telkom means the spectrum auction cannot proceed later this month. The agency is now preparing for a legal battle.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has ordered his communications minister, Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, to bring down mobile data prices by 50% by instituting direct controls on retail prices. This is a grave mistake. By Ivo Vegter.
The Internet Service Providers’ Association has called on its members to raise bandwidth caps and take other measures to support their customers during the looming Covid-19 lockdown.
The Wacs cable, one of two cable systems damaged earlier this month due to a suspected undersea earthquake, will probably only be fixed on 8 February.
It was one of the biggest technology stories of 2019. Distributed denial-of-service attacks crippled several South African Internet service providers this year. Now the industry is fighting back.
The Internet Service Providers’ Association has criticised a proposal by the Law Reform Commission to require ISPs to block adult Web content, saying similar efforts have not worked elsewhere in the world.
Though it has slipped by three points in the past year – from 75 to 72 – South Africa has a “free” Internet, according to a new report by Freedom House, a Washington-based pro-democracy group.