In its policy paper published this week, national treasury devoted considerable space to the telecommunications sector. Though many of the proposals make sense, an anachronism stuck out. By Duncan McLeod.
Vumatel has started rolling out fibre-to-the-home broadband in Mitchell’s Plain, while at the same time it is finally gearing up to begin a roll-out of fibre in the impoverished Johannesburg suburb of Alexandra.
The Competition Tribunal has approved the acquisition by Remgro’s Community Investment Ventures Holdings of Vumatel, but has attached long-term conditions to the sale.