It’s a sector that’s increasingly defined by delays more than anything.
The latest setback for South African communications is Local Loop Unbundling (LLU), according to a report by TechCentral.
The LLU process is one where multiple telecoms operators are granted access to the telephone exchange in order to access end users.
So the SABC is set to launch its first ever 24-hour news channel by 1 August. Great stuff. A small step for news coverage and a giant leap for the public broadcaster. But before we get carried away, let's not forget one thing. Or two. In fact there's quite a lengthy to-do list.
A recent report highlighted the South African government's plans to initiate an intricate framework of ICT governance in a bid to enhance security and bolster service delivery. This week, we take a look at some of the talking points by discussing them in a podcast.
The question is how. How exactly will the Protection from Harassment Act, which came into effect this past weekend, truly enforce the broad changes it champions?
The one glaring difference is that cyberbullies are now within the reach of the law's extending arm. While South Africa's digital media have been used by people across a wide range of generations, the protection of certain rights remained - up until now - a slightly grey area.
South Africa is missing a trick or ten, thanks to our silo policy approach to broadcast and broadband.
You may have thought these two realms, which share the character of being "broad" - and more importantly, will share a digital character sooner rather than later, were a natural for convergent treatment.