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Rica compliance may take a toll on resellers

29  May  2006
May 25, 2006 By Thabiso Mochiko Johannesburg - With five weeks to go before new legislation intended to control cellphone usage takes effect, cellular operators have not yet informed thousands of entrepreneurs, who make their living from the sale of SIM cards, about the ramifications of the new law. The Regulation of Interception of Communications and Provision of Communication-Related Information Act (Rica), passed last year, requires Vodacom, Cell C and MTN, as well as service providers such as ...

 

Telkom ‘damages ADSL case'

29  May  2006
BY DAVE GLAZIER, ITWEB JUNIOR JOURNALIST [Johannesburg, 29 May 2006] - Industry observers suggest that Telkom legal representative Vincent Maleka's lack of knowledge of broadband issues may have damaged the fixed-line operator's case at last week's ADSL hearings. The MyADSL discussion forum Web site received 32 postings on a discussion thread relating to this matter on Friday. Telkom, presenting on day two of the hearings, argued that certain changes to the regulations proposed by the Independent ...

 

ICASA staff picket for bonus payout

29  May  2006
BY DAMARIA SENNE, ITWEB SENIOR JOURNALIST [Johannesburg, 29 May 2006] - Staff members of the Independent Communications Authority of SA (ICASA) picketed outside the regulator's premises on Friday, protesting against a delay in the payout of performance-based bonuses. Jubie Matlou, spokesman for ICASA, says the majority of its 200 staff took part in the short strike action. He explains that the performance-based bonuses have not been paid out because staff members' performance has not been evaluated t...

 

Access to broadband will rise

29  May  2006
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Access to broadband will rise

29  May  2006
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Draft changes to Icasa bill approved

29  May  2006
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Expanded mobile services will offer users wide choice

29  May  2006
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Still beating around the telecoms bush

29  May  2006
Lesley Stones HOPES that dynamic steps to energise the telecoms sector would be introduced last week faded as Communications Minister Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri drew her budget speech to a close. The industry had hoped for action, but the minister delivered more talk. Her speech touched on several issues vital to increasing competition and lowering the costs of voice and data services, which are vital to SA’s economic health. But each tantalising mention ended in the promise of more discussion, or more po...

 

Communication lines blurring

29  May  2006
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iBurst coverage expansion moving forward

29  May  2006
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BCX's strategy is clear, with or without Telkom

29  May  2006
Business Connexion, which is facing a takeover bid from Telkom, is intent on pursuing its growth strategy regardless of whether the deal goes through. Speaking at the end of a convergence presentation on Friday, CEO Peter Watt said that BCX will “not become defocused” because of this deal. He said the company also knows there could be hurdles to overcome for the deal to go through. He spoke about BCX’s “Go Forward exercise” which includes an additional R85m expansion programme over the next six to ni...

 

iBurst increases coverage

29  May  2006
[Johannesburg, 29 May 2006] - iBurst has expanded its wireless broadband access to Bloemfontein, Kimberley and Nelspruit. “The expansion of iBurst's coverage to the capitals of the Free State, Northern Cape and Mpumalanga signals our intention to actively sign up new customers outside of the major metropolitan areas,” says Alan Knott-Craig, Jnr, MD of iBurst. Linking the roll-out plan to communications minister Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri's budget speech last week, Knott-Craig says nothing can give the hea...

 

Telkom on Nigeria shortlist

28  May  2006
Telkom on Nigeria shortlist 25/05/2006 21:48 PM Lagos - Nigeria has shortlisted seven suitors for a negotiated sale of its ailing telecommunications firm Nitel after two failed auctions, the privatisation agency said on Thursday. Nigeria said earlier this month it opted for a negotiated sale for the privatisation after rejecting a $256.5m offer in December by Egypt's Orascom for a 51% stake because it fell below the reserve price. "The shortlisted investors are currently conducting due diligenc...

 

Telkom threatens higher connection fees

26  May  2006
BY DAVE GLAZIER, ITWEB JUNIOR JOURNALIST [Johannesburg, 26 May 2006] - Telkom took a defiant stand yesterday during argument against the promulgation of the Independent Communications Authority of SA's (ICASA's) proposed ADSL regulations, at the authority's ADSL public hearings in Sandton. The new regulations, currently in draft form, propose that monthly connection fees (R477 for home DSL 512 users) be scrapped, and that a single once-off connection fee be charged. Responding to this, Telkom war...

 

SA leads Africa broadband drive

26  May  2006
SA will play a leading role in building an affordable broadband network for the African continent, says the communications minister. Cape Town - South Africa will be playing a leading role in building an affordable broadband network for the continent, Communications Minister Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri said. Speaking in her Budget vote on Thursday, she said the New Partnership for Africa's Development (Nepad)-led initiative to build the network involved initially 22 countries in southern and eastern Africa. It...

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