Posts tagged as ICASA

#DataCostDebate gives lessons for operators

The #DataCostDebate round table recently arranged by the Mail&Guardian and ICASA did little to develop a way forward to achieve data cost reduction. It was, however, an important lesson for mobile operators, who were accused of not communicating enough. It was said that when they do communicate, they create more confusion for customers who are […]

Draft mobile regulations “too mobile-centric”

Several respondents at the hearing on the Draft End-User and Subscriber Service Charter told told the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) that its draft regulations are too mobile-centric and do not cater for companies that provide mobile internet services. The hearings were held on 1 and 2 March 2018 to discuss the draft […]

ICASA in turmoil… again

After several years of various councillors having turns acting as chairman of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA), Rubben Mohlaloga was appointed in December 2017, despite a pending criminal case of fraud. Does this mean ICASA will soon again be without a chairman? Mohlaloga has now been found guilty of defrauding the Land Bank of approximately R6-million […]

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 […]