Posts tagged as broadband

Controversial bill back for discussion

The Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services (DTPS) and industry stakeholders met in early March 2018 in a stakeholder consultation workshop. DTPS director general, Robert Nkuna, said that one of the main reasons for public consultation was to assess socio-economic benefits of the Electronic Communications Amendment (ECA) Bill and evaluate which proposals are workable. “At […]

ECA Bill approved and ready for public comment

On Friday, 17 November 2017, Cabinet approved the 115-page Electronic Communications Amendment (ECA) Bill, giving the public and industry just 30 calendar days in which to comment, after which the consultation period will be closed and further objection prohibited. Minister Siyabonga Cwele and the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services (DTPS) team have crafted a […]

Government unrelenting about wholesale open access network

  Government is unrelenting in its intention to create a wholesale open access network (WOAN).  According to the Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services Dr. Siyabonga Cwele, for the first time delegates have supported the introduction of the WOAN and made presentations on how it can be implemented.  This was said at what the department […]