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Cellphone companies have been begging for the radio frequency spectrum to provide more and better data services. Now they'll get it – temporarily.
The communications regulator is asking telecom companies to consider lowering the cost of data in a bid to ensure productivity during the period the coronavirus outbreak.
Minister of Communications Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams told reporter that government would reassess the model through which it distributed digital television set top boxes around the country, as the previous model proved itself to be a failure.
Telecom prices can decline by as much as 25% in three years, government estimates.
South Africa is finally edging towards the much-awaited allocation of high demand spectrum, with Icasa revealing that it plans to release licencing criteria by year end.
According to a new report by ICASA, start-up Rain offers the most competitive mobile data rates, while Cell C offers the most affordable pay-per-second voice calls.
The appointment of Keabetswe Modimeng is significant given former chair Rubben Mahlaloga’s conviction on fraud charges and removal from the Icasa board last week.
The National Assembly has supported, without objection, the report to remove convicted fraudster Rubben Mohlaloga from his position as chair of Icasa.
Rubben Mohlaloga, who is on bail pending appeal after he was sentenced to 20 years for fraud and money laundering, wants to remain in his position as Icasa chairperson.
The complaint against MultiChoice with the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa is crucial as the country emerges from a period of "ubiquitous corruption", Khulisa Social Solutions has said.
Minister of Communications Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has said the communications regulator will consider releasing temporary spectrum relief to those that must provide communications services during lockdown.
With the rapid global spread of Covid-19 and with an increasing number of South Africans practising social distancing, broadcasting regulator Icasa says it is asking mobile operators and pay-TV services to give people free DStv and data.
It's time to clear the air, according to Free Market Foundation (FMF) executive director, Leon Louw.
Two ministers have entered the fray over the closure of around 29 non-compliant community radio stations by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa , stating that they want to find a solution urgently.
The Competition Commission has hailed gazetting of government's policy on high demand spectrum, saying the development was a critical step towards realising lower data costs for South African consumers.
An application brought by African Content Movement (ACM) against the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) over coverage of the party's election manifesto has been dismissed by the Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg with costs.
Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) chairperson Rubben Mohlaloga has been removed from his position.
Kwese TV has been awarded a licence to operate the country’s new free-to-air terrestrial television service, with five free channels - including a dedicated 24-hour sports channel.
Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Communications has resolved that Independent Communications Authority of SA chairperson Rubben Mohlaloga be removed from his position with immediate effect.
The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa has expressed its "concern" that the MultiChoice group proceeded with its listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange despite facing a complaint before ICASA's Complaints and Compliance Committee.
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