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South Africa launches National Broadband Council

South Africa's National Broadband Advisory Council (NBAC), which will advise the Minister of Communications on the implementation of “South Africa Connect”, the Broadband policy and strategy, was officially launched yesterday. The Council comprises independent technical experts and representatives of business,...

Communications Ministers need to cooperate – SA Minister

During the annual Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, South African Minister of Communications Yunus Carrim detailed the nation’s plans as contained in the National Broadband Policy and Strategy, highlighting the progress made. “The Communications Regulatory Authority of Southern Africa (CRASA)...

South Africa: Call for submissions on National Integrated ICT Policy

Following requests from several stakeholders, South Africa’s Department of Communications has extended the deadline for submissions on the National Integrated ICT Policy Green Paper from 24 February to 24 March. “The ICT sector moves very fast. There have been dramatic...

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 from 40c/minute to...

Africa’s top newsmakers of 2013

2013 was a busy and challenging year for operators within Africa’s growing telecommunications sector. News of landmark deals, increased competition, rivalry, regulation and rollout of innovation has dominated coverage. In this list, ITNewsAfrica’s editorial team profiles the top newsmakers, individuals who...

South Africa launches National Cyber Security Advisory Council

South African Minister of Communications, Yunus Carrim, inaugurated the country’s first National Cyber Security Advisory Council (NCAC ) today. The role of the NCAC will be to advise the South African government on cyber security policy and technical issues. Cabinet...

South Africa: Impact of broader Internet usage boosts economy

South Africa’s Minister of Communications Yunus Carrim spoke to delegates at Google’s Big Tent event in Johannesburg today, and in his speech entitled ‘More Actively Fulfilling the Potential of the Digital Economy in South Africa’, he acknowledged that broadband...

South Africa: “We need to ensure better quality broadband”

South African Minister of Communications Yunus Carrim told delegates at the annual Southern Africa Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (Satnac) in Stellenbosch that he intends to finalise the country’s radio frequency spectrum policy by March 2014. "We aim to finalise...

SA needs collaboration for broadband plan

Whilst South Africa’s Communications Minister Yunus Carrim has vowed to move forward on the development and rollout of a National Broadband Plan, ICT operators and industry representatives have stressed the need for a more collaborative approach and partnerships to...

Africa’s dream of all-inclusive, high-speed broadband

South Africa’s Minister of Communications Yunus Carrim has emphasised the importance of a national broadband policy, specifically pointing to its role in providing essential services to the people, and committed to the rollout of a policy for the country...
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