Browsing: Woan

Opinion
In Woan debate, spectrum is a red herring

Between 1999 and 2004, Telkom’s monopoly of access to crucial international bandwidth and high-speed ADSL lines meant the company could freely charge Internet service providers excessive fees. And they did. Inevitably, this

News
Government redrafting telecoms bill

The department of telecommunications & postal services is actively redrafting the controversial Electronic Communications Amendment Bill, with the minister, Siyabonga Cwele, set to outline more details in the

Podcasts
Interview: Why Cell C supports the Woan

Thank you for listening to the TechCentral podcast. In this episode, Duncan McLeod talks to Cell C chief strategy officer Robert Pasley and chief legal officer Graham Mackinnon about the Electronic Communications Amendment

Duncan McLeod
Telkom’s spectrum plan is a terrible idea

I must admit I’m a little surprised by Telkom’s call this week at a high-stakes government workshop for all unassigned broadband spectrum to be allocated to a single wholesale network provider. I’m surprised because Sipho Maseko

News
Trust the free market, MTN tells government

Government must trust the free market to drive down prices and not create a new infrastructure monopoly by giving all unassigned broadband spectrum to a new wholesale operator. That’s the message from MTN

News
Icasa blasts telecoms bill

Communications regulator Icasa on Tuesday blasted various aspects of government’s Electronic Communications Amendment Bill, warning, among other things, that the draft legislation falls foul of the