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Carrim takes aim at call costs

Cuts in recent years to to wholesale mobile termination rates, the fees operators charge each other to carry calls between their networks, haven’t gone far enough, communications minister Yunus Carrim said on Friday. “We’ve acknowledged that the costs have come down, but this glide

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Carrim springs into action on LLU

Communications minister Yunus Carrim intends issuing a new policy direction to the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) dealing with the unbundling of Telkom’s local loop of copper-cable infrastructure into homes and businesses. Speaking on a Google Hangout organised by

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Pule pummelled in parliament

Former communications minister Dina Pule has been reprimanded in parliament as part of the punitive measures enacted against her after parliament’s joint committee on ethics and members’ interests found her guilty of abusing her position to benefit her boyfriend, Phosane Mngqibisa, and misleading the

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Sekese says sorry to parliament

Communications department director-general Rosey Sekese has apologised to parliament’s portfolio committee on communications for misleading it last year over her failure to sign a performance agreement. In January, Sekese was placed on special leave

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Here’s my plan: Carrim

I know sections of the media and the IT industry have reservations about me. Ja, okay, the guy works hard and has been in politics for a while, but what does he really know about ICT, they say. And, of course, the Democratic Alliance and

Duncan McLeod
Carrim faces his first big test

New communications minister Yunus Carrim is set to face his first big test. How he responds will set the tone for his tenure and define his approach to Telkom and to competition in the sector. A decision by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) this week to publish

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LLU: Icasa won’t wait for Carrim

Just days after saying it would hold off on publishing draft regulations on unbundling Telkom’s local loop, so as to give new communications minister Yunus Carrim a chance to review them, the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) has staged an about-turn and

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LLU set for yet more delays

Is the department of communications trying to delay the unbundling of Telkom’s local loop? Industry insiders believe its proposal that the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) first conduct a regulatory impact assessment, or RIA, suggests just that. The purpose

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Neotel seeks unbundling timelines

Neotel has written to the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) asking for clarity on possible delays to the process of unbundling Telkom’s local loop. This comes after Icasa agreed not to publish the draft regulations on local-loop unbundling (LLU) so that recently appointed communications

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Carrim mulls local-loop unbundling

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) has finalised draft regulations on local-loop unbundling (LLU) but is holding off on publishing them until new communications minister Yunus Carrim has read them and provided feedback. The local loop is the

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