Telecoms minister Siyabonga Cwele has strongly suggested that the South African government stands ready to intervene on MTN Group’s behalf over the more than $10-billion in demands placed on the telecommunications provider by Nigeria.
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South African telecoms operators will have to jump through several tricky regulatory hoops – and roll out services in rural areas first – to get access to new radio frequency spectrum.
Members of Usaasa’s board, who were fired by telecommunications & postal services minister Siyabonga Cwele this week, have vowed to fight the decision to remove them, saying it was unlawful and unconstitutional.
Telecommunications & postal services minister Siyabonga Cwele has fired the board of government’s troubled universal access agency Usaasa, TechCentral has learnt.
Lumko Mtimde, the suspended CEO of government’s universal service agency Usaasa, must be reinstated by next week, public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has ruled in a report that has condemned the conduct of the agency’s board.
Cabinet has approved an amended version of the Electronic Communications Amendment Bill, taking South Africa closer to the allocation of radio frequency spectrum to mobile operators.
A redrafted version of the Electronic Communications Amendment Bill will be presented to cabinet by the end of next month, a move that could finally take South Africa a meaningful step closer to awarding new spectrum licences.
The idea of a wireless open-access network is the central plank of government’s ICT policy. But this requires the release of significant amounts of high-demand spectrum, which regulatory and policy failure prevent from happening.
Controversial former SABC chairman Eddie Funde has died, the department of telecommunications & postal service said on Tuesday night. The ANC veteran, who became embroiled in a scandal involving Sentech
Telecommunications & postal service minister Siyabonga Cwele has promised to listen to the industry’s complaints about the Electronic Communications Amendment Bill and will delay the publication of the next