Cabinet has approved an amended version of the Electronic Communications Amendment Bill, taking South Africa closer to the allocation of radio frequency spectrum to mobile operators.
The idea of a wireless open-access network is the central plank of government’s ICT policy. But this requires the release of significant amounts of high-demand spectrum, which regulatory and policy failure prevent from happening.
Telecommunications & postal service minister Siyabonga Cwele has promised to listen to the industry’s complaints about the Electronic Communications Amendment Bill and will delay the publication of the next
The Free Market Foundation is in the process of commissioning senior counsel for a possible challenge to the department of telecommunications & postal services’ contentious Electronic Communications Amendment