[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.


Interventions     Time-lines
Full implementation of Broadband Policy 2014-2017
Policy directive on Price Transparency July 2014
Consideration for Policy Directive on National Roaming March 2015
Policy Directive on Premium Content March 2015
Review on Market Data Prices March 2015
Amendment of ECA and ICASA Acts March 2014


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.