WhatsApp, Skype and other “over the top” services should be regulated in the same way as telecommunications operators, especially as there is a risk that these new competitors will threaten cellphone companies’ ability to invest in their networks. That is the view of
Browsing: Siyabonga Madyibi
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
The local telecommunications industry was expecting the release of a local-loop unbundling (LLU) framework document by the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) on Wednesday. However, what Icasa did was completely side step the issue. Everyone was hoping
Deputy home affairs minister Malusi Gigaba’s plan to fast-track the drafting of a law that will compel Internet service providers to filter adult content on their networks has telecommunications industry players concerned. They say the bill is not practical. Earlier this year, the Justice Alliance of SA (Jasa) produced a draft Pornography Bill, which holds Internet and mobile providers legally responsible if their users download porn onto their computers.
Dimension Data division Internet Solutions (IS) has expressed worries that the planned auction of radio frequency spectrum for wireless broadband won’t have the desired outcome of stimulating competition in SA’s telecommunications industry. IS regulatory director Siyabonga Madyibi says