Government wants to introduce price controls in the telecoms sector when what it should be doing is embarking on a programme of wholesale deregulation, privatisation and liberalisation. By Martin van Staden.
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Why does the narrative remain that some “duopoly” between Vodacom and MTN is the source of South Africa’s relatively high data prices? It’s not true. By Martin van Staden.
Icasa’s proposal to force sporting bodies to make “games of national interest” freely available to the SABC will have unintended consequences not only for sports but also for constitutionalism. By Martin van Staden.
The South African government could raise significant money from the sale of radio frequency spectrum, especially frequency bands used in commercial applications such as cellphones, television and radio. Government
Spectrum is the lifeblood of the telecommunications industry. The more “high-demand” spectrum a service provider has, the higher the capacity and better the quality of the service it can provide. Freely tradeable spectrum
Government’s radical Electronic Communications Amendment Bill, which seeks to introduce into law many aspects of the controversial national integrated ICT policy white paper, will undermine the industry and lead to poor and inadequate