Browsing Archive: April, 2010

New ICT Policies and Legislation on the Horizon

Posted by LA Thornton on Tuesday, April 27, 2010,
The Minister of Communications, General Siphiwe Nyanda, delivered his budget speech on 20 April 2010, indicating that the Broadband Policy has been finalised (but not yet published) and promising the introduction of an ICASA Amendment Bill, the Public Service Broadcasting Bill and an Electronic Communications Amendment Bill
The Minister thanked Vodacom, MTN, Cell C and Telkom for cooperating in reducing communications costs (by reducing too high call termination fees), and exhorted ICASA to...
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ICASA denies Broadband Infraco an ECS licence

Posted by LA Thornton on Tuesday, April 13, 2010,
ICASA published a Reasons for Decision document on 7 April 2010 detailing a process that has led to its denial to Broadband Infraco, of an electronic communications service (ECS) licence.  Broadband Infraco was earlier issued an electronic communications network service (ECNS) licence by ICASA.
I must admit, I am a bit confused about this decision.
Broadband Infraco, in terms of its own Act, has as it main object, to provide access to electronic communications by providing ECNS and ECS.  How is...
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