[15 February 2014] During a recent presentation to the Portfolio Committee on Communications, the Department of Communications set out the below implementation timetable. This gives a clear indication of the nature of forthcoming policy directions to ICASA.
|Full implementation of Broadband Policy
|Policy directive on Price Transparency
|Consideration for Policy Directive on National Roaming
|Policy Directive on Premium Content
|Review on Market Data Prices
|Amendment of ECA and ICASA Acts
The first of these is highly ambitious while the last may well be missed due to the early rising of Parliament prior to elections in May. The Department spoke to spectrum policy elsewhere in its presentation, but it would have been nice to see spectrum-related directives listed on the timetable.