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Icasa lays criminal charges against SABC

Communications regulator Icasa has laid criminal charges against the SABC for failing to adhere to a ruling it made regarding the withdrawal of its “protest policy”, MPs heard on Wednesday. The broadcaster appeared to have reneged on its agreement to

Muthambi ‘pressured’ Icasa over Gupta TV

Communications minister Faith Muthambi allegedly attempted to unduly influence Icasa councillor Nomvuyiso Batyi by offering her the position of chairwoman of the communications regulator in return for her giving a television

Icasa probe of pay TV to be wide-ranging

Communications regulator Icasa has promised that its planned investigation into South Africa’s pay-television industry will be comprehensive and that it will work with the competition authorities during the

Batyi said to be new Icasa chair

Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) councillor Nomvuyiso Batyi is set to be appointed as the new chair of the telecommunications and broadcasting regulator’s council, TechCentral has learnt from two separate sources. However, it is understood

Icasa to cut termination rate to 8c

Communications regulator Icasa has published its proposed new mobile termination rates for the period 1 October 2014 to 28 February 2018. It will push down the rates, which operators charge each other to carry calls between

Icasa bracing for battle with Vodacom, MTN

Communications regulator Icasa expects Vodacom to join MTN in demanding it does away with new wholesale inter-network pricing regulations, MPs heard on Tuesday. Vodacom last week indicated it would institute a legal challenge, but has not yet served any papers on

MTN takes Icasa to task over fees

Mobile operator MTN has demanded that the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) do away with reduced call termination rates, parliament’s communications portfolio committee heard on Tuesday. “We received a letter from one of the big operators, a legal letter, to

Uncertainty reigns over Icasa councillor

Despite facing allegations that he defrauded the Land Bank to the tune of R6m, Rubben Mohlaloga cannot be prevented from taking up a position as one of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa’s (Icasa’s) nine councillors. “There are

Local-loop unbundling in limbo

Whatever happened to cracking open Telkom’s last mile of copper cables into homes and businesses to rival broadband operators? The industry regulator has gone silent on the issue, leaving industry players wondering whether local-loop unbundling has quietly been shelved

Icasa remains a councillor short

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) remains one councillor short after Rubben Mohlaloga, the person named for the position by communications minister Dina Pule, was charged with fraud late last year. Nevetheless, Icasa says it is able to function effectively

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