Browsing: Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri

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

Duncan McLeod
Lessons from SA’s data centre boom

Despite the tough economy, at least one area of business is booming. Data centres, some of them vast structures costing hundreds of millions of rand each, are popping up across the countryside. We have the free market to thank

Operators want rethink on rural roll-out

Neotel and Vodacom have called on their regulator, the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa), to scrap the universal service obligations they agreed to when they were licensed. Instead, they want

Mohapi vows to shake up Sentech

Sentech looks set to close loss-making divisions, including its once much-vaunted telecommunications carrier-of-carriers division and its direct-to-home satellite television business, to focus on its core business of signal distribution.

Duncan McLeod
Why Padayachie is the right choice

President Jacob Zuma dropped a bombshell on SA’s communications technology industry on Sunday when he sacked his controversial communications minister, Siphiwe Nyanda. In Roy Padayachie, the sector finally has the minister it wanted all along.

Padayachie replaces Nyanda

In a shock development, controversial communications minister Siphiwe Nyanda has lost his job. President Jacob Zuma announced on Sunday evening that Nyanda would be replaced by former deputy communications minister Roy Padayachie.

Inside Sentech’s Screamer fiasco

Screamer Telecoms was still using Sentech’s radio frequency spectrum as recently as October 2009, internal Sentech documents leaked to TechCentral have revealed. This is despite the state-owned company cancelling the agreement with Screamer

Duncan McLeod
Don’t do it, Sentech

State-owned Sentech is reviving plans to build a national broadband network. It wants a second chance and is promising to do things differently this time. However, as much as Sentech’s heart is in the right place, government must not allow it.

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