Vodacom has been hit with another adverse ASA ruling over its 4G/LTE coverage claim in its Summer advertising campaign.
Facebook, Microsoft, and Google have voiced their opposition to possible regulation of over-the-top services such as WhatsApp and Skype in South Africa.
“Once I pay for the data, a service provider cannot dictate to me how I use it or what services I access,” said telecoms regulation lawyer Dominic Cull.
Over-the-top technologies such as WhatsApp and Skype don’t pay taxes in South Africa, says mobile network MTN.
Parliament’s discussions about regulating over-top-services kicked off on Tuesday with an expert saying that networks fear becoming pure infrastructure players.
The latest HelloPeter complaints and compliments reports show which South African companies have the most satisfied customers.
South African IT professionals and techies reveal how much they spend on their smartphone every month.
Mobile network operators must find a way to partner with OTTs like WhatsApp, said ISPA.
Cell C has launched a promotional offer which gives customers free WhatsApp calls for a limited period.