ARTICLES RELATING TO BROADBAND

SA ICT spend to exceed R287m

2017-02-22 15:45

The cost to implement Cabinet's approved ICT white paper policy recommendations and other ICT expenditure is expected to amount to R287.2m over the medium term.

Back to digital dark ages? Warning: Govt control will ‘throttle’ SA Internet world

2017-02-06 14:05

New policy has the potential to disrupt the established mobile network infrastructure by effectively nationalising the future 4G mobile network, warns the Free Market Foundation.

Govt tight-lipped on broadband tender deal

2016-11-09 17:09

Government officials have kept mum on whether Telkom would be the preferred bidder to supply and maintain a national broadband project.

Cwele: Govt doesn’t want to run mobile networks

2016-10-14 13:28

South Africa’s government has no intention of running a mobile network in the country, says Telecoms Minister Siyabonga Cwele.

Spectrum auction postponed

2016-09-25 07:37

The Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) is trying to keep its controversial auction of prime radio frequency spectrum on track, despite the department of telecommunications and postal services’ court challenge.

SA's data prices 'daylight robbery' - Tbo Touch

2016-09-20 19:20

The country’s data prices are “daylight robbery” and need to be halved, radio personality Thabo “Tbo Touch” Molefe told MPs.

Muthambi grilled over 'slow' digital migration

2016-09-15 18:20

The communications minister has been hauled over the coals by her own party who told her that her management of the digital migration project was "found wanting".

Why Minister Siyabonga Cwele is suing Icasa

2016-08-11 06:19

Telecommunications and Postal Services Minister Siyabonga Cwele in court papers has lashed out at a local regulator over its plan to sell spectrum.

Icasa: ‘We followed the law in spectrum auction invite’

2016-07-26 15:24

South Africa’s communications regulator has defended its move to launch a wireless broadband spectrum auction amid government threatening legal action over the move.

Cell C unhappy with R3bn spectrum price

2016-07-19 16:35

South Africa’s third largest mobile network, Cell C, has expressed its concern over having to fork out at least R3bn to bid for radio frequency spectrum.

 

Millions of rands allocated to faster broadband

2017-02-22 15:36

Implementing the transition from analogue to digital television would be key to boost investment in the short term and will release spectrum for broadband services, according to finance minister

Here’s why SA’s govt broadband tender was cancelled

2016-11-23 09:00

Government’s rural broadband tender has been cancelled because all bidding companies failed to meet technical requirements for phase one of the project.

Govt broadband tender to be awarded ‘soon’

2016-10-27 11:16

A tender for connecting government institutions and schools to a new broadband network could be awarded at the end of October 2016, according to National Treasury.

Uncapped: How Telkom is throttling my business – entrepreneur

2016-10-02 14:47

The state of Telkom’s infrastructure is such that it has to treat its business customers like naughty school children: punishing all for the transgressions of a few.

Vodacom in R1bn deal with Prasa

2016-09-22 17:08

South Africa’s biggest mobile network Vodacom says it has entered a 15-year telecommunications partnership deal with the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa.

SA allocates R2.5bn for high-speed broadband push

2016-09-20 16:03

The South African government has allocated R2.5bn for a push to roll out broadband networks across the country over the next three years, a potential boon to telecommunications carriers such as Telkom.

SA mulls partial sale of Broadband Infraco - sources

2016-08-23 17:39

The government will soon decide it is should part-privatise cash strapped Broadband Infraco, according to two people familiar with the matter.

Icasa's broadband spectrum sale hits another snag

2016-08-08 19:38

The Telecommunications Ministry has filed a suit to block the sale of more than $1bn of wireless spectrum by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa.

Minister Siyabonga Cwele threatens to sue Icasa

2016-07-26 06:00

The telecoms and postal services minister plans suing the local communications regulator over its auctioning off of spectrum for high-speed broadband.

MTN cuts fibre broadband prices by 50%

2016-07-12 10:09

Mobile network MTN says it has slashed its fibre bundle contract prices by 50% in a move to boost its competitiveness in the market.

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