Browsing: Siyabonga Madyibi

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Why OTT has Vodacom hot and bothered

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

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IS tears into Icasa over LLU

Telecommunications regulator Icasa’s new draft regulations on local-loop unbundling are “too vague” and “too broad” to be implementable, Dimension Data division Internet Solutions has warned in a submission on the proposed regulations. IS says that the only way to

In-depth
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

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Intrigue surrounds local-loop unbundling

There is growing mystery surrounding telecommunications regulator Icasa’s plan to begin cracking open Telkom’s copper access network into homes and businesses to the fixed-line operator’s competitors. TechCentral has learnt that there

Opinion
Icasa and LLU: another opportunity missed

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

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IS seeks clarity from unbundling framework

Dimension Data division Internet Solutions is hoping for clarity and certainty from the local-loop unbundling framework document that the communications regulator will publish in the Government Gazette next week but has reservations about how much

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Porn bill needs to be stripped

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.

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IS wants incumbents barred from spectrum auction

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