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Duncan McLeod
SA misses more than digital TV deadline

More than a decade after South Africa started preparing to switch off analogue terrestrial television, the deadline government agreed to with other nations to end the broadcasts has not been met. This Wednesday, 17 June, marks the date that

Duncan McLeod
Zuma leaves ICT policy in a vacuum

It’s been more than six weeks since the election and nearly a month since President Jacob Zuma stunned the information and communications technology industry by dumping his hardworking communications minister, Yunus Carrim, and splitting the communications portfolio in two. Since then, there has been

Icasa talks tough on LLU

A showdown between Telkom and its regulator, the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa), may be on the cards over local-loop unbundling (LLU), with newly appointed Icasa CEO Pakamile Pongwana warning that unbundling may be necessary to promote

Duncan McLeod
Give the markets a proper chance

Government, well intentioned as might be, could be on the verge of committing a serious blunder in its attempts to sort out South Africa’s poor broadband penetration rates — one that could stunt and distort the telecommunications industry for years to come. Communications

Carrim springs into action on LLU

Communications minister Yunus Carrim intends issuing a new policy direction to the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) dealing with the unbundling of Telkom’s local loop of copper-cable infrastructure into homes and businesses. Speaking on a Google Hangout organised by

LLU set for yet more delays

Is the department of communications trying to delay the unbundling of Telkom’s local loop? Industry insiders believe its proposal that the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) first conduct a regulatory impact assessment, or RIA, suggests just that. The purpose

Icasa raids another telecoms firm

It appears the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) is not going let up in in its effort to tackle companies it believes are not paying their dues for use of radio frequency spectrum. The authority on Wednesday raided the facilities of an Eastern Cape telecommunications operator, just weeks

TV’s digital migration boxed down

The road to digital migration in local television is paved with good ­intentions, vested ­interests, legal disputes and delays. In 2006, South Africa told the International Telecommunication Union it would switch from analogue to digital broadcasting by 2015 and the first digital migration policy

Zuma set to sack Pule

Weekend newspaper reports suggest that controversial communications minister Dina Pule is about to be sacked by President Jacob Zuma, with Lindiwe Zulu to take her place in the crucial portfolio. According to a report in the

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