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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.  

6:50
15 Jan

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.

10:30

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.

4:10

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%.

2:50
Dec 13, 2019

CompCom’s data report creates complexity: MTN

The MTN boss adds his voice condemning the data price recommendations announced by the Competition Commission.

2:10

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.

4:50
Dec 9, 2019

Top CEOs call out CompCom over #DataMustFall

Telkom’s Sipho Maseko and Johan van Zyl of African Rainbow Capital argue that the competition watchdog’s decisions on data prices will do more harm than good.

4:30

ANC backs CompCom’s #DataMustFall findings

The governing party urges speedy action to ensure the findings and recommendations on mobile data pricing are implemented.

3:20
Dec 4, 2019

MTN disagrees with CompCom’s ‘intrusive’ recommendations

The mobile operator says it will continue to engage and vigorously defend against the recommendations.

5:50

CompCom, ICASA headed for #DataMustFall battle

The Competition Commission declares data costs are too high and takes Vodacom and MTN to task, while ICASA maintains data prices are just right.

3:10

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.

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