Browsing: Siyabonga Cwele

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We were right not to sell Telkom: Cwele

The strong full-year financial results published by Telkom on Monday “underscore the correctness” of government’s decision not to further privatise the JSE-listed company, telecommunications & postal services minister

Marian Shinn
Sticky stuff hits the fan, but there’s upside

About a year ago, communications regulator Icasa took fright at the national integrated ICT policy white paper and, within months, gazetted an invitation to network operators to participate in an auction for much sought-after high-demand spectrum

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SACF lauds ICT policy ‘breakthrough’

The South African Communications Forum (SACF), an industry grouping whose members include telecommunications operators and technology companies, has welcomed the “breakthrough” in ICT policy

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Cwele confirms ‘high-level’ spectrum study

Telecommunications & postal services minister Siyabonga Cwele on Wednesday confirmed that a high-level study will be done to determine how much radio frequency spectrum will be reserved for a planned wholesale open-access network

Marian Shinn
Set-top box move is ‘good news’

The Democratic Alliance welcomes the news that the procurement process for the government-sponsored set-top boxes is being reviewed because of an irregular procurement process and unaffordability of the project. This was confirmed in

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Vodafone CEO upbeat about SA ICT policy

Vodafone Group CEO Vittorio Colao is optimistic that a breakthrough is near regarding government’s controversial ICT policy white paper, saying a “hybrid” model proposed by local mobile operators, including Vodafone

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Icasa accused of ignoring data prices

The Internet Service Providers’ Association, a body that represents many of South Africa’s ISPs, on Tuesday accused communications regulator Icasa of ignoring a policy directive from telecommunications & postal

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Shuter takes reins at troubled MTN

MTN Group’s new CEO, Rob Shuter, begins work on Monday morning, taking the reins from interim executive chairman Phuthuma Nhleko at a time of considerable operational challenges at Africa’s biggest telecommunications operator. Shuter, until

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