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This article was originally published on ITWeb Read more at source. In a policy paper published this week, national treasury devoted considerable space to the telecommunications sector and the role it could play in getting South Africa’s economy... Read More
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Telkom CEO Sipho Maseko said they are set to remove line rental from household broadband services. Telkom?s financial results for the year ended 31 March 2016 showed the biggest annual fixed-line subscriber decline since the company listed in 2003... Read More
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Though local loop unbundling would have been great, Telkom’s stalling might end up being good for South Africa in the long term Telkom’s decision not to unbundle the copper local loop was bad for South Africa in the short term, but will be good... Read More
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The local loop unbundling story in South Africa shows exactly why many people say the regulator is useless and toothless Local Loop Unbundling (LLU) – the regulatory intervention which aims at giving many service providers access to Telkom’s last... Read More
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Telkom does not have a monopoly on fixed-line or wireless telecommunications anymore, its head of strategy has said Local loop unbundling (LLU), regulations that would make Telkom’s copper network available to other network operators, made sense... Read More
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The regulatory authority has said it is not its intention that any operator providing access to its network to rivals should suffer any financial harm, but has rejected Telkom’s arguments about its access-line deficit. Telkom cannot use the fact... Read More
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The scene is set for a bruising showdown between Telkom and regulator Icasa over local-loop unbundling. The scene is set for a bruising showdown between Telkom and its regulator, the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa),... Read More
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New Icasa CEO Pakamile Pongwana has suggested that the agency is prepared to take on Telkom in court if challenged over local-loop unbundling, but says an assessment may still be needed to determine the impact of any regulatory intervention. A... Read More
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ISPA challenges Telkom CEO’s latest statements on local loop unbundling, arguing that the company should change its mindset The Internet Service Providers’ Association (ISPA) slated statements attributed to Telkom Group CEO Sipho Maseka regarding... Read More
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Telkom has warned that it will cut back on investment in its network and raise prices for consumers if telecommunications regulator Icasa forces it to unbundle its local loop of copper wires into homes and businesses. Telkom has fired a shot over... Read More
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Having previously supported Telkom’s opposition to local-loop unbundling, the trade union now says it intends to remain neutral on the issue.  Trade union Solidarity will not blindly back Telkom’s opposition to local-loop unbundling (LLU), which it... Read More
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A new policy direction on local-loop unbundling will replace the one issued by former communications minister Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri in 2007. Communications minister Yunus Carrim intends issuing a new policy direction to the Independent... Read More
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ICASA publishes the draft Local Loop Unbundling regulations for public comments The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) announced that it has published the Draft Local Loop Unbundling (LLU) Regulations for public comments... Read More
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Local loop unbundling is contingent on another process that is out of the regulator's hands.   Local loop unbundling (LLU) is again being held up, but this time by a separate court process that arose after Telkom sought to interdict an August 2012... Read More
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Communications minister Dina Pule?s technical adviser, Roy Kruger, warns that unbundling Telkom?s local loop could have dire consequences. Unbundling the local loop would lead to a damaging outcome for Telkom and would cause job losses without... Read More
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Icasa has set a new deadline of 4 March 2014 for the publication of local-loop unbundling regulations. By Craig Wilson. The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) has announced that it wants to complete local-loop unbundling (... Read More
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Local loop unbundling could have broadened broadband access in South Africa, says former chairman of the LLU committee, Prof Tshilidzi Marwala ?Of course I am disappointed,? said Tshilidzi Marwala, former chairman of the local loop unbundling (LLU)... Read More
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The first stage of local-loop unbundling is meant to happen next month. But with Telkom and Icasa still fleshing out the details, that deadline may slip. By Craig Wilson. The first step towards unbundling Telkom?s local loop of copper cables into... Read More
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In a move that has profound implications, an Icasa committee has issued a verbal decision in favour of Neotel that gets the operator closer to gaining access to Telkom?s telephone exchanges well in advance of local-loop unbundling. By Craig Wilson.... Read More
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Communications minister Dina Pule?s recent comments on local loop unbundling may anger many interested parties Communications minister Dina Pule recently said that she does not want impose a local loop unbundling (LLU) timeline on ICASA which does... Read More
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