AntiThesis

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Good for ICASA. About time they started biting people :D May they go about it like rabid dogs.

Rabid dogs that care about Telecommunications in SA ;)
 

Shake&Bake

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TopTV was bitten by ICASA this year (2012) when it shut down the broadcaster’s plans to launch porn channels in South Africa. In its explanation for denying TopTV’s application, ICASA said: “TopTV’s failure to take ICASA’s public consultation process seriously fatally damaged its application”.
Which actually translates to:

“ICASA's failure to respond timeously to TopTV's initial application seriously fatally damaged its (TopTV's) application”.
Also making ICASA a damned censor and branding us as a nanny state.

I do not belittle everything about them - am appreciative of the 30% drop in price for IPC.
But ICASA has many items to get off its checklist before I spew forth anymore compliments.
 

nightjar

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I wonder if ICASA would be interested in outright fraud by Telkom.

I know of someone who for many months has not been able to use her phone because the line is out of order and Telkom are not interested in repairing it.

The fraud comes in because Telkom are still making money from inbound calls which are answered by the exchange but are never relayed to the owner of the number.
 

marine1

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I think the article should read "icasa bares its 1 x milk tooth "and then sells it to the Telkom/ voda/ Mtn tooth fairy
 

Saajid

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I wonder if ICASA would be interested in outright fraud by Telkom.

I know of someone who for many months has not been able to use her phone because the line is out of order and Telkom are not interested in repairing it.

The fraud comes in because Telkom are still making money from inbound calls which are answered by the exchange but are never relayed to the owner of the number.
I don't seen how you could call that fraud, and I don't think the exchange can "answer" calls as you put it. If there is no telephone at the other end of the line, the line will just ring continuously, or be diverted to whatever the current divert is set to. I suppose this could earn Telkom some interconnect revenue if the calling party is off-network, though it easily cancels out with Telkom's costs on the line. Also, why doesn't she just cancel her line, or port her number to Neotel? Telkom doesn't have a duty to provide a service. It has no legal obligation.
 

brentmin

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It's obvious that reducing IPC connect charges are going very little to reduce call rates. Let's see how much teeth ICASA has to regulate the actual call prices that cell phone providers are charging. Less into the shareholders pockets and sponsorships of major events and more whre it actually matters. My daugghter's rubber snake has stronger teeth than ICASA.
 

HapticSimian

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A quick google gave this as an approximation of the mental image that headline invoked:

 

evilstebunny

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Bares it's teeth? Grow a spine?

Still far to go but sort-of in the right direction towards growing a pair.
 
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