South Africa's Minister of Communications has released the long awaited Policy on High Demand Spectrum and Policy Direction on the Licensing of a Wireless Open Access Network ("WOAN"). This puts the wheels in motion to release much needed frequency spectrum, with the WOAN getting preferential treatment in the 700, 800 and MHz bands. Click on the link below for the [...]
ICASA sets its eyes on priority markets in the electronic communications sector – 10 years after the original go-ahead, are we finally going to see local loop unbundling?
ICASA has started an inquiry to identify markets and or market segments in the electronic communications sector that are susceptible to ex ante regulations. It has published a Priority Markets Discussion Document inviting comments on its preliminary views. It wants to determine which of these markets should be prioritised for market reviews and potential regulation under the EC Act. One [...]