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Cabinet approves ICT policy white paper

Cabinet approves ICT policy white paper

Cabinet has approved the long-delayed national integrated ICT policy white paper, minister in the presidency Jeff Radebe said on Thursday. TechCentral reported on Tuesday that cabinet was set to discuss the white paper

Friday judgment in pivotal spectrum case

Friday judgment in pivotal spectrum case

The high court in Pretoria will hand down judgment at 10am on Friday in the application brought by telecommunications & postal services minister Siyabonga Cwele against Icasa over the communications regulator’s plan to auction off

ICT white paper may be out this week

ICT white paper may be out this week

The national integrated ICT policy white paper, which is likely to set the cat among the pigeons over spectrum policy, will be discussed at Wednesday’s cabinet meeting, according to two sources with knowledge of the situation. The white

Icasa ‘must explain’ mysterious Lot A

Icasa ‘must explain’ mysterious Lot A

The failure by Icasa to explain what a reserved “Lot A” of radio frequency spectrum will be used for should result in the communications regulator being prevented from proceeding with its planned spectrum auction, Cell C has argued

New dates, rules for Icasa spectrum auction

New dates, rules for Icasa spectrum auction

Communications regulator Icasa has pushed back the date of a planned auction of broadband wireless spectrum to March 2017. It has also reportedly softened the requirements around black economic empowerment. The authority published

EFF roasts Vodacom over data costs

EFF roasts Vodacom over data costs

MPs asked tough questions of service provider Vodacom in parliament on Wednesday, as high data prices continued to come under the spotlight. Vodacom presented to the portfolio committee on

Why Icasa must stop the spectrum auction

Why Icasa must stop the spectrum auction

Communications regulator Icasa should reconsider its plans to licence high-demand spectrum through an auction process.
In its current form, it will make our telecommunications market less competitive and lock out the

Online ‘censorship bill’ unconstitutional: DA

Online ‘censorship bill’ unconstitutional: DA

If the Films and Publications Amendment Bill is passed in its current form, South Africans may no longer upload videos to online channels such as YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram unless they register as a distributor and pay

Policy bungling keeps data costs high

Policy bungling keeps data costs high

The effects of perpetual policy bungling, which has become the hallmark of the ANC government’s communications ministries, will be laid bare during a two-day public hearing into the cost of communications held in parliament this

MTN loses number-porting court battle

MTN loses number-porting court battle

MTN has been ordered by a Johannesburg court to allow customers to keep their phone numbers when leaving for South African telecommunications competitors. The policy of Africa’s biggest wireless operator by sales to

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