Browsing: Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri

Fear and loathing in digital TV land

If you think that Faith Muthambi is the first politician to wreck the media party, then you simply aren’t paying attention. Take “Poison” Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri. Following a career of unmitigated failure, she was elevated to the post of minsiter of communications

Past, present and future of SA telecoms

There are a number of prerequisites for the Internet (both service providers and end users) to be fully liberated in any African country. They involve the creation of Internet service provider associations, a proper licensing regime, local peering and international connectivity

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

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