One of the fundamental objectives of the Electronic Communications Act is the introduction of greater competition at both the services and infrastructure level. Interconnection, facilities leasing, number portability and carrier preselection are some of the remedies contemplated in the ECA. ICASA is also empowered to define and review markets and to introduce pro-competitive remedies, including pricing remedies, where a market is found not to be competitive.
It seems like we hear news of fibre developments every other week, as the likes of MTN, Vodacom, Vumatel and Telkom announce suburbs and projects. There’s no denying that many projects take place in affluent suburbs, but even [...]
[18 November 2015] >>It is great to see progress here and to be hoped it can be continued... ...unfortunately it appears not. ___ [15 August 2015] Analysys Mason have finalised the initial stages of their [...]
[27 September 2015] The judgement of the South AFrican Constitutional Court in the matter of City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality v Link Africa (Pty) Ltd and Others  ZACC 29 brings to an end judicial scrutiny of [...]
[28 July 2014] The City of Cape Town is in the process of drafting a Telecommunication Infrastructure Policy which will provide guidance to telecommunications providers and municipal decision-makers as regards the deployment of electronic communications facilities [...]
[3 March 2014] The following are the outcomes - as we understand them - of the informal workshop held at ICASA on the 18th February: There is scope for a trial of LLU to take [...]
[6 January 2013]ICASA has informed us that it is currently in the process of developing a new system for submitting interconnection and facilities leasing agreements and filing interconnection and facilities leasing disputes with the Authority. [...]