ECA Bill
Jul 16, 2019

More calls for spectrum for SMMEs

The ICT SMME Chamber backs inclusion of these firms in ICT, calling for the establishment of a wholesale open access network to ensure fair participation.


Comms minister says canned ECA Bill snubbed Industry 4.0

Government needs a shift in policy following the withdrawal of the ECA Bill last month, says communications minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams.

Feb 13, 2019

Telcos happy to see ECA Bill taken out of play

Telecoms operators welcome the government's withdrawal of the "flawed" and controversial Electronic Communications Amendment Bill from Parliament.


ECA Bill withdrawn

Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams shelves the Electronic Communications Amendment Bill, noting Parliament is unlikely to finalise it before the upcoming general elections.


Progressive Blacks in ICT slams soft legislation

The lobby group calls for laws that support inclusive participation of black South Africans in the ICT sector, as Parliament debates ECA Bill revisions.


Don't rush ECA Bill through Parliament, says Vodacom

The operator argues that there is no pressing need for the Bill, and it should not be rushed in its current form.

Nov 22, 2018

Parliament schedules ECA Bill public hearings

The portfolio committee on telecoms and postal services readies to hear oral presentations on the provisions contained in the ECA Bill.

Aug 24, 2018

WOAN plans don't solve SA's spectrum woes

With the wholesale open access network in the pipeline, SA forges ahead with an experiment that has no successful precedent anywhere in the world.


ECA Bill gets thumbs up

Despite widespread criticism from some stakeholders in the sector, Cabinet moves to approve the Bill that clears the way for the introduction of the wholesale open access network.

Mar 9, 2018

WOAN monopoly a 'terrible idea' - MTN

MTN SA CEO Godfrey Motsa is against the monopolisation of SA's spectrum through the planned wholesale open access network.

Mar 6, 2018

ICASA pleads for its independence

The regulator flags issues with the mooted draft ECA Bill, as it seeks to maintain core independent functions.

Feb 21, 2018

Spectrum headache must be resolved ASAP

Cell C CEO Jose Dos Santos hopes government will soon fast-track spectrum allocation for telcos, as SA awaits a Cabinet reshuffle that could further delay the process.

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