ARTICLES RELATING TO ICASA

Carrim: Costs of communicating have to drop

2014-04-23 15:41

The government remains fully supportive of Icasa's work, because the costs of communicating have to drop, says Communications Minister Yunus Carrim.

Malema: Let people judge for themselves, not SABC

2014-04-22 20:09

EFF leader Julius Malema says the SABC must allow people to judge for themselves which party to vote for instead of banning advertisements.

DA: Ad ruling a victory for freedom of expression

2014-04-16 22:38
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The DA's election adverts will be aired by the SABC following a hearing by the Complaints and Compliance Committee, the Democratic Alliance says.

DA advert hearing adjourned

2014-04-16 07:27

A hearing by the Complaints and Compliance Committee on the DA's advertisement complaint case against the SABC has been adjourned for the SABC to consult with its legal team.

Icasa buckles under DA pressure

2014-04-15 17:31
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Watchdog body Icasa has caved in to the DA after the party resorted to court action over the SABC's pulling of an election advert.

DA set for court over Icasa delay

2014-04-15 13:05

The DA is set to go to court to compel communications watchdog Icasa to hear its complaint against the SABC over the broadcaster's pulling of one of its election advertisements.

MTN drops call rate, takes fight to Cell C

2014-04-14 16:28

Spending in SA on voice calls may be on the decline, and a legal case looms over termination rates, but that hasn't caused any let-up in the competition between mobile operators.

MTN drops call rate, takes fight to Cell C

2014-04-14 11:00

Spending in SA on voice calls may be on the decline, and a legal case looms over termination rates, but that hasn't caused any let-up in the competition between mobile operators.

SABC bosses protecting their positions - Zille

2014-04-12 19:00

SABC bosses were protecting their positions when they decided not to broadcast an advertisement by the DA, party leader Helen Zille says.

Icasa bill becomes law

2014-04-11 13:12

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa Amendment Bill has been signed into law and gazetted this week, says the president's office.

Call for cheaper data costs

2014-04-02 15:44

A probe should be launched into lowering the cost of data in the wake of cheaper call termination rates, says the Universal Services and Access Agency of SA.

ANC cheers bold consumer moves

2014-04-01 15:43

Government's steps to ease the burden of high communication costs and access to credit for many South Africans is bold and decisive, says the ANC.

Vodacom, MTN in nosebleed territory

2014-04-01 05:30

Cell C and Telkom cheer as investors of Vodacom and MTN are rattled by a ruling allowing Icasa to cut mobile termination rates.

Icasa gets nod for cheaper call rates

2014-03-31 17:31

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa can go ahead with regulations to cut mobile termination rates, a high court has ruled.

Cell giants should have disclosed costs

2014-03-26 12:34

MTN and Vodacom should have disclosed their costs for calls to other networks, the High Court in Johannesburg has heard.

Cellphone giants in court to stop rate cuts

2014-03-25 07:21

MTN and Vodacom have approached the High Court in Johannesburg on an urgent basis to stop Icasa from implementing a regulation on mobile termination rates.

Icasa to start ICT competition probe

2014-03-13 12:10

Regulator Icasa says it is launching an inquiry into the state of competition in the information and technology sector to address various issues.

Cheaper call rates battle hots up

2014-03-03 12:17

Telkom has entered a fierce commercial battle where everybody is seemingly gunning industry giants MTN and Vodacom over termination fees.

Vodacom files papers against Icasa

2014-02-26 12:30

Vodacom has lodged an application in the South Gauteng High Court to challenge regulator Icasa over cheaper call rates.

Icasa brings forward mobile rate cuts

2014-02-20 13:01

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa has brought forward plans to halve the rates mobile operators can charge each other to use their networks.

Icasa extends charter deadline

2014-02-17 18:05

The deadline for a draft review of regulation aimed at ensuring end-users and subscribers were provided with high quality services by licensees has been extended.

Don't be so greedy MTN, says Cell C

2014-02-17 11:23

MTN has decided to sue over the reduction of MTRs, but Cell C has said that the court action has more to do with greed than South Africa's mobile networks. Watch the video.

Cheaper call rates on hold - Icasa

2014-02-14 18:46

The Independent Communications Authority of SA has delayed regulations for call rate cuts as a result of court action lodged by MTN.

Vodacom may join MTN's call rate challenge

2014-02-12 09:10

Communications regulator Icasa expects Vodacom to join MTN in demanding it does away with cheaper cellphone termination rates, MPs have heard.

Vodacom ready for battle over price cuts

2014-02-06 07:00

Vodacom plans to launch a legal challenge against telecoms regulator Icasa's new cheaper call rules that favour rivals Cell C and Telkom Mobile.

 

EFF ad rejected, not banned - SABC

2014-04-23 05:30
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The SABC has denied banning the Economic Freedom Fighter's election campaign advert.

DA ad scores nearly half a millions hits on YouTube

2014-04-19 14:30
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The DA's "Ayisafani" (It's not the same) election TV advert - originally pulled off the air by the SABC - has garnered nearly half a million views on YouTube.

DA advert case postponed indefinitely

2014-04-16 20:33

A hearing by the Complaints and Compliance Committee on the DA's advertisement complaint case against the SABC has been postponed indefinitely.

Rejection of DA ad infringes freedom - legal team

2014-04-15 20:51

The rejection of the DA's adverts by the SABC is an infringement on the freedom of expression, the party's legal team has argued.

DA faces more delays in advert dispute

2014-04-15 15:27

Communications watchdog Icasa has referred the DA's advertisement complaint case against the SABC to the Complaints and Compliance Committee.

DA concerned by Icasa delay

2014-04-15 05:30

Icasa had taken more than 48 hours to hear a DA complaint against the SABC over the pulling of an election advert, DA MP James Selfe says.

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Icasa denies radio licenses: Report

2014-04-13 12:30

The Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) has reportedly denied some prominent South Africans radio licenses.

DA can submit amended ad - SABC

2014-04-11 16:21
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The SABC has called on the DA to submit an amended version of their "Ayisafani" election advert after it pulled the commercial.

Investigate MultiChoice, SABC - Icasa

2014-04-09 15:51

Icasa wants the Competition Commission to probe an agreement between Multichoice and the SABC for possible breach of the Competition Act.

Vodacom slashes call rates

2014-04-01 21:10

Vodacom has implemented the new call termination rates set out by Icasa following a high court ruling.

Call for affordable telecom services

2014-04-01 13:26

Parliament's communications portfolio committee is urging all parties to work together to ensure affordable telecommunication services following a court ruling.

SABC bias towards ANC - Cope

2014-03-31 22:05
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Opposition parties will approach the Independent Communications Authority of SA about what they perceive as the SABC's preference for the ANC, Cope says.

Warning over unregulated call rates

2014-03-26 18:57

A lack of regulation in the mobile network market would likely harm consumers, the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg has heard.

New Icasa rates 'half baked experiment'

2014-03-26 05:30

New call rates between cellphone networks aimed at stimulating competition should have taken into account the structural effects on the market, a court has heard.

Icasa may make U-turn on call rates

2014-03-24 11:40

Telecoms regulator Icasa says it may reconsider planned cuts in the amount mobile operators charge each other to use their networks to avert a lengthy legal battle.

Spectrum critical to SA LTE expansion plans

2014-03-05 12:35

The lack of spectrum plays havoc with the future plans of mobile operators in SA, and may impact on the potential rollout of high speed mobile services.

Telkom fights Vodacom, MTN over MTRs

2014-03-03 11:01

Telkom has written an open letter to telecommunications giants MTN and Vodacom about a new pricing regime, the New Age has reported.

MTN comes out fighting: We're not greedy

2014-02-21 08:00

Mobile operator MTN has come out fighting accusations that it is greedy with respect to its court challenge to the regulator's decision on Mobile Termination Rates (MTRs).

Cell C takes YouTube shot over MTN 'greed'

2014-02-20 10:31

Mobile operator Cell C has launched a guerrilla marketing campaign aimed at MTN.

Icasa 'rushed' MTRs, says insider

2014-02-17 14:01

The Mobile Termination Rates announced by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa was implemented too fast and may distort the mobile market in South Africa, an analyst has said.

MTN is greedy, says Cell C

2014-02-17 08:50

The decision by mobile operator MTN to take legal action on the regulator's announcement of Mobile Termination Rates is a sad day for South Africa, Cell C has said.

MTN is not a greedy monster - CEO

2014-02-14 16:33

Challenging Icasa in court over cheaper call rates should not be construed as an attempt to keep the costs of telecommunications high, says MTN CEO Zunaid Bulbulia.

MTN fights back over cheaper call rates

2014-02-11 16:30

MTN has demanded that Icasa do away with the recently published regulations, which include a 50% cut in call termination rates, parliament has heard.

Vodacom, MTN slam cell cost charges

2014-01-30 07:00

Cellphone giants Vodacom and MTN are considering their options following telecoms regulator Icasa's new call rules that favour rivals Cell C and Telkom Mobile.

 
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