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  • ICASA must complete a costing exercise and follow due process in 6 months. (Image source: File)

    Telkom welcomes ruling on MTR Regulations

    April 1, 2014 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Telkom welcomes ruling on MTR Regulations

    South African fixed-line and mobile operator in Monday said that it was pleased with the outcome of a South Gauteng High Court ruling, which approved the lowering of Mobile Termination Regulations in South Africa. “Telkom welcomes the South Gauteng High...

  • Rob Lith, Director of Connection Telecom (image: Connection Telecom)

    Network operators can preserve their way of life

    March 27, 2014 • OpinionComments Off on Network operators can preserve their way of life

    Recent events are evidence of unprecedented pressure on mobile network operators (MNOs) to lower their prices. Yet a sober analysis reveals that the networks are really their own worst enemies, and can turn their fortunes around by simply lowering prices. Up...

  • Zunaid Bulbulia, Chief Executive Officer of MTN South Africa (Image source: file)

    MTN SA CEO: “MTR regulations are irregular”

    March 7, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, OpinionComments Off on MTN SA CEO: “MTR regulations are irregular”

    The telecoms industry has spent the last 4 years on a journey towards cost-orientation, regulatory best practice and parity. That journey must continue and MTN fully expects termination rates to go on falling. But this fall must be informed by a proper...

  • ICASA Chairman Dr Stephen Sipho Mncube. IT News Africa File photo)

    Opinion: Lower interconnect fees benefit consumers

    February 27, 2014 • OpinionComments Off on Opinion: Lower interconnect fees benefit consumers

    Following months of talks between the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) and the telecoms industry, the regulator announced that mobile termination rates in South Africa would drop significantly. “Icasa said the move aims to...

  • Jose Dos Santos, Acting CEO of Cell C (image: News24)

    ‘MTN does not want competition’ – Cell C CEO

    February 18, 2014 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on ‘MTN does not want competition’ – Cell C CEO

    Dominant incumbents are typically defensive when any attempt is made to curb their otherwise abusive behaviour, but isn’t MTN taking it a bit far?  Not content to make “super-normal profits” (more than normal profits, or the amount of revenue generated...

  • Steven Ambrose, Strategy Works CEO (image: Strategy Worx)

    MTN action against ICASA could be game changer- Analyst

    February 17, 2014 • OpinionComments Off on MTN action against ICASA could be game changer- Analyst

    MTN’s decision to take legal action against  Icasa, and by extension the government, over the recently announced mobile termination rates (MTR) is a game changing step that could have ramifications for years to come, according to Steven Ambrose, Strategy...

  • Wayne Speechly, executive: cloud and communications at Internet Solutions. (Image source: Internet Solutions)

    SA telecom operators applaud drop in mobile termination rates

    February 12, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on SA telecom operators applaud drop in mobile termination rates

    The new wholesale termination rate glide path announced by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) in January will see the mobile termination rates drop from R0.40 to R0.20 on 1 March 2014, with further decreases in 2015 and 2016....

  • Zunaid Bulbulia, Chief Executive Officer of MTN South Africa (Image source: file)

    MTN SA CEO – ‘new call termination rates a departure from 2010 regulations’

    February 6, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on MTN SA CEO – ‘new call termination rates a departure from 2010 regulations’

      In response to new Call Termination rates that were announced by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) on 29 January, mobile operator MTN South Africa has issued a response stating that the new rates “represent a...

  • South African Minister of Communications Yunus Carrim (image: SA Dept. of Communications)

    Government welcomes new mobile termination rates

    January 30, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Government welcomes new mobile termination rates

    South Africa’s Independent Communications Authority (ICASA) today revealed new termination rates between mobile operators in the country. Under the 2014 Call Termination Rates Regulations, mobile operators with more than 20% retail market share will be cut...

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    High call charges: South African telcos weigh in

    January 30, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on High call charges: South African telcos weigh in

    Certain service providers within South Africa’s telecommunication industry have voiced their approval of the announcement of new Call Termination Rates by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA). On 29 January the regulatory body...

  • Google and fellow online partners have announced the success of a TV White Spaces trial in South Africa. (Image source: Shutterstock.com)

    Online partners hail SA’s TV White Spaces trial success

    November 8, 2013 • Online, Southern AfricaComments Off on Online partners hail SA’s TV White Spaces trial success

    Google, WAPA, and partners today announced the outcomes of a successful TVWS trial with ten schools in the Cape Town area that began in March this year. TV White Spaces are unused channels in the broadcast TV spectrum that offer the potential to improve...

  • ICASA must complete a costing exercise and follow due process in 6 months. (Image source: File)

    New Icasa draft regulations too vague says Internet Solutions

    November 1, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on New Icasa draft regulations too vague says Internet Solutions

    Internet Solutions says that an urgently convened workshop in which all industry players work together would be the best – and fastest – way to resolve the issues currently preventing local loop unbundling (LLU) being implemented in South Africa. LLU...

  • ICASA Chairman Dr Stephen Sipho Mncube. IT News Africa File photo)

    Make ICASA Minutes public says SA’s ISP Association

    September 4, 2013 • Online, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Make ICASA Minutes public says SA’s ISP Association

    South Africa’s Internet Service Provider Association (ISPA) has called on the Independent Communications Authority of SA (ICASA) to voluntarily adopt a proposed amendment to the ICASA Act which would require it to make minutes of ICASA Council meetings...

  • Alan Knott-Craig, Chief Executive Officer of Cell C (image: Beeld)

    Cell C has Jhb’s worst dropped call rate – ICASA

    August 15, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Cell C has Jhb’s worst dropped call rate – ICASA

    South Africa’s Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) conducted a survey to determine the Quality of Service provided by mobile operators Cell C, MTN, and Vodacom throughout the Johannesburg and Pretoria region – and the results...

  • Google teamed up with ICASA to launch a pilot project using TV “white space” technology (image: file)

    Google pushes TV white space to connect rural Africa

    August 13, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Google pushes TV white space to connect rural Africa

    Earlier this year, search engine giant Google teamed up with the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) to launch a pilot project using TV “white space” technology. The aim of the test was to demonstrate that white spaces spectrum...

  • Close-T Broadcast Network Holdings, and its branded pay-TV platform, CloseTV, is ready to engage ICASA for a new Subscription Broadcast License. (Image source: pay-TV via Shutterstock.com)

    New applicant wants SA pay-TV shake-up

    July 24, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on New applicant wants SA pay-TV shake-up

    Competition in the pay-TV market is set to continue, as Close-T Broadcast Network Holdings, and its branded pay-TV platform, CloseTV prepares for the final stages of its application for a new Subscription Broadcast license from the Independent Communications...