ANC prioritises high-demand spectrum release to boost economy
The governing party prioritises the release of high-demand spectrum to boost the economy and lower mobile data costs.
ICASA blames Cell C litigation for ongoing number porting scams
The latest unauthorised ports could have been avoided if the regulations were not held back by Cell C litigation, says ICASA.
2020: What lies ahead for ICT policy and regulation?
Dr Charley Lewis shortlists some of the key developments that are lying in wait down the 2020 road.
Change the channel to rural broadband
South Africa enjoys extensive mobile broadband coverage. The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA)’s latest report shows that even rural areas have 3G coverage above 90%, and LTE coverage of between 55% and 90%.
Minister lifts lid on ad spend of her dept, entities
ICT-charged ministries paid over R13 million on ads in three years.
ICASA asks public input on mobile data regulations
The move is to determine the impact of the data-expiry regulations, introduced earlier this year, on all relevant stakeholders.
MTN disagrees with CompCom’s ‘intrusive’ recommendations
The mobile operator says it will continue to engage and vigorously defend against the recommendations.
Big blow for Vodacom, MTN as CompCom orders data cost cut
The two dominant telcos have been lambasted for having a strong monopoly in the mobile data sector.