SACF members would like to see the restart of the licensing process as soon as is practicably possible, with consultations beginning within a month. By Katharina Pillay.
Communications regulator Icasa will hold public hearings later this month to determine what its role should be in regulating cybersecurity in South Africa.
The South African Communications Forum (SACF), an industry grouping whose members include telecommunications operators and technology companies, has welcomed the “breakthrough” in ICT policy
There are a number of prerequisites for the Internet (both service providers and end users) to be fully liberated in any African country. They involve the creation of Internet service provider associations, a proper licensing regime, local peering and international connectivity
Industry lobby group the South African Communications Forum has warned that government’s current amended broadcasting digital migration policy, released in March, will set
Organisations representing both sides of the set-top box battle over encryption are celebrating cabinet’s announcement on Thursday that government-subsidised set-top boxes for digital television will contain a control system. Celebrations, however, could be premature
Legal action appears to be looming after a grouping of broadcasters and business organisations on Friday slammed cabinet’s recent decisions about migration to digital terrestrial television. This has raised the spectre of further damaging delays in South Africa’s already
Cabinet’s decision, led by communications minister Yunus Carrim, to mandate the use of an encryption system based on a control system in the set-top boxes that government will subsidise for poorer households has drawn both warm praise and stinging criticism from industry players
The stage is set for a final showdown in the protracted war between broadcasters and set-top box manufacturers over the use of encryption based on conditional access (CA) in the set-top boxes that South African consumers will need to buy to continue receiving terrestrial television
Free-to-air broadcaster e.tv has slammed a confidential deal struck between the SABC and MultiChoice that prohibits the public broadcaster from offering any of its channels over a television platform that uses encryption technology. E.tv described the move as