Posts tagged as WOAN

Infrastructure sharing SA’s biggest telecom hot potato

At the recent DTPS workshop to consider the input from industry on the Electronic Communications Act (ECA) Amendment bill, industry was criticised for failing to implement infrastructure sharing and the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services (DTPS) and the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) were taken to task for not enforcing infrastructure sharing […]

#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 […]

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 […]