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LLU critical to competition – Neotel

By: Natasha Odendaal     2nd October 2014 Promulgating the long-awaited local-loop unbundling (LLU) regulations would go a long way towards stimulating competition in the telecommunications sector in South Africa, Neotel MD Sunil Joshi said on Thursday. LLU, a critical inhibitor for a competitive market, had been under the scrutiny of... 

New telecommunications dept to remain focused

By: Natasha Odendaal     28th July 2014 Despite the continued reconfiguration of the new Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services (DTPS), “things are not going to fall through the cracks”, DTPS director-general Rosey Sekese has assured Parliament. Presenting the department’s strategic plan for 2014 to 2019, as well as its... 

Icasa dismisses scope of ALD, says LLU extends to wireless 

By: Natasha Odendaal     12th December 2013 The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) this week said the access-line deficit (ALD) – the gap between the insufficient revenue generated from line rental against the cost of building and maintaining the access network – was of “no relevance” in determining access to... 

LLU regulations revoked owing to error

By: Natasha Odendaal     6th September 2013 The finalisation of the long-awaited local-loop unbundling (LLU) regulations have been delayed, once again, after the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) reported an error in the draft publication of August 7. “… due to an error in publication of a page of definitions in... 

Icasa review tackles cost of communication

By: Natasha Odendaal     7th June 2013 The cost of communication in South Africa will go under a microscope as the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) embarks on an ambitious programme to identify and resolve the core challenges and barriers to lower communication costs to industry and the end-user. Icasa,... 


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