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 finalise all outstanding regulations, such as those relating to interconnection costs.  A full list of outstanding items at ICASA can be found here.
The Minister also indicated that an Integrated ICT Policy Framework would soon be released for public comment and that the an ICT Greening Strategy was in the development stages.


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