Ah, that old trope, “market failure”. Economic development minister Ebrahim Patel trotted it out several times this week while unveiling the Competition Commission’s provisional findings into the data service market.
The Competition Commission has floated the idea of enforcing functional and/or accounting separation on South Africa’s large mobile operators — a move that would not be…
Government’s telecommunications bill, if enacted without radical changes, will have a “devastating” effect on the ICT sector, destroying the incentives that have led to almost universal mobile coverage in South Africa.
Mexico is often held up by the South African government as an example of a successful wholesale open-access network. But how successful has Mexico’s Woan – known as Red Compartida – been? Fernando Borjón of Mexico’s Promtel provides some insight.