Posts tagged as DTPS

WRC19 – industry must make its voice heard

With the 2015 International Telecommunications Union (ITU) World Radio Conference (WRC15) having completed its work late last year, the wheels have already been set into motion to start preparing for the next conference, WRC19.   The Department of Telecommunication and Postal services (DTPS) held a WRC-15  debriefing meeting in Pretoria on 9 June 2016 to share […]

SONA lip service to broadband

The President, Jacob Zuma, has again failed to make any meaningful statement in his 2016 State of the Nation address (SONA) about the roll out of broadband. In his 2015 address he said “The year 2015 will mark the beginning of the first phase of broadband rollout. Government will connect offices in eight district municipalities” […]

2016 must be the telecoms year of action

  During the past year the South African communications landscape suffered from failed promise after failed promise from the both the Department of Communications (DoC) and the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services (DTPS), but despite the lack of active leadership and delivery from the government, the industry has moved ahead with fibre to the […]

Minister Cwele invites your ICT policy input

  The Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services has published the National Integrated ICT policy discussion paper entitled “Options Paper”. The 300-page document is the third phase of the public engagement process which commenced with the Framing Paper gazetted in April 2013. Click here to download The National Integrated ICT policy. Click here to download […]

The confusion continues: Where does ICASA belong?

  When President Jacob Zuma announced his cabinet some weeks ago, the split of the Department of Communications (DoC) into the Department of Telecommunication and Postal Services (DTPS) under former spy boss Siyabonga Cwele and the DOC under Faith Muthambi raised many eyebrows. The new DOC will take under its wing the Independent Communications Authority […]