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Unbundling: what industry wants from Icasa

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) will present a discussion document on local-loop unbundling (LLU) to the telecommunications industry on Wednesday morning. TechCentral rounded up the views of a few key industry leaders

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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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Web Africa punts R10/GB for resellers

Internet service provider Web Africa has realigned its reseller model, effectively cutting its per-gigabyte fees by R14/GB. The new structure, which it calls “hosting by utilisation”, allows Internet resellers to control up to 20 domains and 20GB of pooled traffic for a monthly fee of R400.

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MWeb throws down gauntlet to rivals

MWeb, part of media group Naspers, has thrown down the gauntlet to its rivals in the Internet service provider market, slashing the price of fixed-line broadband,…

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Broadband price war on the cards?

Internet service provider Afrihost has set the proverbial cat among the pigeons by slashing its broadband prices to below cost in what could mark the start…