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  • Mobile ad fraud and what you can do about it

    South Africa’s content and applications continue to power mobile in 2019

    May 14, 2019 • FeaturesComments Off on South Africa’s content and applications continue to power mobile in 2019

    As South Africa continues to suffer the fallout from unreliable electricity, aggressive politicking and ratings downgrades; the country’s mobile sector continues to deliver a much-needed monetary injection for Africa’s most advanced economy. South...

  • ICT remains one of the biggest industries in South Africa

    April 1, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on ICT remains one of the biggest industries in South Africa

    The ICT sector has one of South Africa’s biggest job markets and is also one of the biggest contributors to the economy. This is according to the State of ICT report published by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA). The...

  • Countdown to the launch of new data regulations

    February 19, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Countdown to the launch of new data regulations

    Last year, Icasa confirmed that new data regulations will be implemented from 28 February 2019. However, with just days to go before the amended End User and Subscriber Services Charter (EUSSC) Regulations come into effect on 1 March. The new data regulations...

  • ICASA chair gets 20 years in prison

    ICASA chair gets 20 years in prison

    February 16, 2019 • People, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on ICASA chair gets 20 years in prison

    Rubben Mohlaloga, chair of the Independent Communications Authority of SA (ICASA), has received a 20-year prison sentence for money-laundering and fraud linked to a Land Bank scam amounting to R6-million. Mohlaloga, ANC MP and chair of the parliament’s...

  • Data rollover is now free for FNB Connect customers

    February 12, 2019 • Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Data rollover is now free for FNB Connect customers

    After months of speculation, FNB has finally unveiled their soon-to-be-released mobile offering under the FNB Connect. FNB has announced that its customers who use FNB Connect can now benefit from free data rollover and data transfer, in addition to the...

  • MTN launches "Double Your Bundle" promotion

    MTN implements new data regulations

    December 18, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on MTN implements new data regulations

    MTN is implementing the first phase of the End-User and Subscriber Service Charter Regulations, as required by ICASA (Independent Communications Authority of South Africa). As part their journey to keep customers informed, and to comply with the new ICASA...

  • Icasa not to implement new data rules according to court orders

    ICASA not to implement new data rules according to court orders

    June 11, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on ICASA not to implement new data rules according to court orders

    The high court in Johannesburg ruled on Thursday afternoon, June 7, that the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) could not implement the new data regulations surrounding out-of-bundle (OOB) billing and rollover data. These regulations...

  • Icasa not to implement new data rules according to court orders

    ICASA To Protect Customers Against Data Bill Shock

    May 21, 2018 • Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on ICASA To Protect Customers Against Data Bill Shock

    ICASA has taken the first step in addressing the high cost of data in South Africa. A number of new regulations are making networks unhappy. ICASA (Independent Communications Authority of South Africa) recently published its End-User and Subscriber Service...

  • Africa's smartphone market declines despite strong performance

    Icasa rolls out new regulations for data bundles

    April 26, 2018 • Online & SocialComments Off on Icasa rolls out new regulations for data bundles

    Data may not have fallen yet, but consumers will soon have more control over the data they do have. The Independent Communications Authority Of South Africa (Icasa) has announced new regulations that will block operators from charging out-of-bundle (OOB)...

  • MTN launches "Double Your Bundle" promotion

    Hey big network where has my data gone?

    September 12, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Hey big network where has my data gone?

    Of the big six large African markets – Egypt, Tanzania, Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana and South Africa – South Africa is the most expensive when it comes to data. The cheapest 1GB package belongs to Egypt, at around R15.55. In comparison, South Africa’s...

  • South Africa: Cell C raises concern over Vodacom-Neotel merger

    June 19, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: Cell C raises concern over Vodacom-Neotel merger

    Cell C has issued a statement to IT News Africa raising concerns, according to Cell C, over the apparent approval of the Vodacom-Neotel transaction. In the statement, Cell C revealed that ICASA has not yet published its decision nor explained the reasons for...

  • 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...

  • Network operators can preserve their way of life

    March 27, 2014 • FeaturesComments 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...

  • MTN SA CEO: “MTR regulations are irregular”

    March 7, 2014 • Mobile and TelecomsComments 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...

  • Opinion: Lower interconnect fees benefit consumers

    February 27, 2014 • FeaturesComments 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...

  • Cell C Ceo

    ‘MTN does not want competition’ – Cell C CEO

    February 18, 2014 • 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...