Browsing: Marc Furman

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Telkom transit fee ‘legally illogical’

The Internet Service Providers’ Association (Ispa) has come out in support of an MWeb high court application against Telkom at the high court in Pretoria over the telecommunications operator’s imposition of a “transit fee” on the Internet service provider. TechCentral revealed

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Ispa 1, spammers 0

The high court in Johannesburg has dismissed a defamation case brought by training company Ketler Presentations after it was listed in the “hall of shame” for digital spammers run by the Internet Service Providers’ Association (Ispa). The case was dismissed with costs. Ispa’s hall

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ISPs call for Telkom price cuts

The Internet Service Providers’ Association (Ispa) has called for further reductions in the fees Telkom charges ISPs for access to its fixed-line broadband network. The fees, known as Internet Protocol Connect (IPC) charges, were reduced by 30% in 2012, prompting

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No respite for wounded Telkom

Telkom’s R449m fine handed down this week for anticompetitive practices could be only the start of its problems. Senior competition lawyers are expecting a string of damages claims from its competitors. The Competition Tribunal found Telkom guilty of anticompetitive practices, which opens

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ISPs raise concern over data carry-over

The Internet Service Providers’ Association (Ispa) has warned the “apparent intention” of the National Consumer Commission to force Internet service providers to carry over prepaid data purchased by consumers for up to three years could drive up

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Icasa has ‘failed to meet its mandate’

The telecommunications regulator is under fire from industry players after it published a framework for local-loop unbundling (LLU) on Wednesday, with one senior regulatory executive accusing it of having “failed to meet its mandate”, “kicking everything into touch” and being

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Furman, Scholten to chair ISP body

Marc Furman of Internet Solutions and Jaap Scholten of eNetworks have been appointed as co-chairs of the Internet Service Providers’ Association (Ispa), an industry body. Mike Silber of Liquid Telecom has been named as treasurer. Other members of the management committee