In sub-Saharan Africa, there are now more than a million kilometres of terrestrial fibre, most of which is terribly underutilised due to high access costs. The solution may have its origins in Britain’s early postal system.
Browsing: Steve Song
In this special edition of the TechCentral podcast, Duncan McLeod chats to three top industry experts, Steve Song, Kerron Edmunson and Mortimer Hope, to unpack Icasa’s invitations to apply for spectrum and the Woan licence.
African regulators need to act directly to open their markets to a more diverse set of affordable access operators and solutions. An analysis by Russell Southwood and Steve Song.
In this episode of the podcast, TechCentral editor Duncan McLeod has a wide-ranging discussion via the Internet with Steve Song, the Canadian-born telecommunications policy and regulatory expert who has
In 2015, Facebook launched its Free Basics app, offering a limited suite of Internet services for free in partnership with mobile network operators around the world. This provoked widespread debate on whether Free Basics violated
The telecommunications landscape is changing. The mobile revolution is maturing and entering a new phase of slower growth. The rapid spread of fibre-optic networks is increasing the ability of existing operators to deliver
“It costs more to get data to the coast than it does to get it the rest of the way to Europe.” Since the arrival of high-capacity undersea fibre-optic cables to African shores in 2009, I have heard this complaint
Communications regulator Icasa took everyone by surprise on Friday when it said it was pushing ahead with an auction to allocate wireless broadband spectrum in the 700MHz, 800MHz and 2,6GHz bands. The auction is likely to attract only big
Earlier this week, the Indian communications regulator announced it would forbid the provision of differential pricing for data services on the basis of content. This decision effectively bans Facebook’s Free Basics initiative, which offers access to
The worldwide debate about zero rating and network neutrality has brought the issue of affordable Internet access into sharp relief. I recently came back from the Internet Governance Forum