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Chris Moerdyk
Gov’t must back off on MultiChoice

The ongoing spat between government and MultiChoice about the pay-television operator monopolising content rather reminds me of a domineering parent chastising his child for not sharing his toys without realising that the poor kid is being bullied to death at school. It is absurd that government should even consider

Icasa moots net neutrality probe

The controversial issue of “network neutrality” looks set to become the subject of intense debate in South Africa in coming months after communications regulator Icasa this week raised the idea of introducing regulations that could stop operators from discriminating against traffic carried across their networks

Broadcasting to face competition probe

South Africa’s highly concentrated television broadcasting industry, which has one dominant subscription operator in MultiChoice, will be a key focus area of Icasa’s high-level inquiry into the state of competition in the information and communications technology sector

Carrim sees red over mobile lawsuits

Communications minister Yunus Carrim has lashed out at mobile operators MTN and Vodacom for taking communications regulator Icasa to court over its final regulations governing mobile call termination rates, saying the industry’s inability to reach consensus was holding

Telkom in tender for VOD partner

Telkom has published an invitation for interested bidders to apply to partner the fixed-line telecommunications operator in providing video-on-demand (VOD) services to its customers. The move comes after Telkom said last year it was talking to potential VOD

Telkom to offer flat-rate triple play

Telkom CEO Sipho Maseko has said that he hopes the company will be offering conmsumers a triple-play combination of uncapped Internet access, voice services and video on demand (VOD) for one flat-rate fee within the next 12 months. The JSE-listed telecommunications operator, which is

VOD set for take-off in Africa

The number of video-on-demand subscribers in sub-Saharan Africa will grow by one million in 2014, despite the lack of broadband infrastructure in the region, according to a new report. However, most of those subscribers will receive VOD-based services not over broadband

Telkom ‘held talks’ with Netflix, Comcast

Telkom has held talks with a range of media companies, including America’s Netflix and Comcast, as it looks to build a video-on-demand service on its fixed-line broadband infrastructure in South Africa, its CEO, Sipho Maseko, has been quoted as saying

Duncan McLeod
At Telkom, Maseko takes the tiger’s tail

Sipho Maseko is a really nice guy – which makes me want to pity him over the challenge he’s taken on at Telkom. Some would say accepting the group CEO position at South Africa’s biggest fixed-line operator is like grabbing a tiger by its tail. Sooner rather than later, you get eaten

Netflix will change SA television

In May 2011, a remarkable thing happened on the Internet in America. It was the month that Netflix, the streaming video service, overtook pirated content as the largest portion of Internet traffic. Until this moment, digital content was being shared mainly via BitTorrent, but it was all pirated from

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