Browsing: Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri

Gov’t under fire over EC Act amendments

The GSM Association, an influential industry body that represents most of the world’s mobile operators, has warned that centralising spectrum decisions in SA’s ministry of communications could result in spectrum being allocated to companies or government agencies that

Duncan McLeod
Telkom’s chickens come home to roost

Years after complaints were first lodged, Telkom is finally being called to answer to charges that it abused its monopoly in the telecommunications industry. It could face a huge fine. But the foreign shareholders responsible for the excesses are gone. When SBC

Duncan McLeod
Now let’s go rural

The department of communications is working on a number of long overdue projects that could have a profound impact on the technology sector. If it delivers on its new approach, SA has a good chance of building a more competitive

Duncan McLeod
Beyond just talk?

Rustenburg was the scene last weekend of a summit involving technology industry CEOs and communications minister Roy Padayachie. The industry agreed to expand Internet access to all and find ways of creating 1m new jobs in nine years. At face value

Duncan McLeod
Broadband prices: how low can they go?

The great broadband price wars of 2011 are hotting up. Barely a week goes by without a mobile operator or Internet service provider announcing lower tariffs or a new special offer on bandwidth. Arguably, though, they’re just getting

Local-loop unbundling comes ‘too late’

Too little, too late.” This was the general reaction of Internet service providers, telecommunications companies and telecommunications analysts last week after the regulator released its discussion document

Infraco on the mend, says new CEO

State-owned broadband infrastructure company Broadband Infraco has had a tough few months. But acting CEO, Andrew Shaw, reckons the company is getting itself sorted out and will make a meaningful impact

Don’t do it, GSMA tells Sentech

Sentech should concentrate on building SA’s digital terrestrial television broadcasting network and forget about trying to involve itself, again, in building a national broadband telecommunications network

Duncan McLeod
Padayachie’s promising start

Communications minister Roy Padayachie’s meeting on Friday with executives of 30 of SA’s largest technology companies was well received. It has helped establish a much-needed discourse between government and

Candice Jones
Icasa shows its poker face

The Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) is taking a bold gamble in its efforts to unbundle the local loop, the last mile of Telkom’s copper cables that connect consumers