Snot en trane at Pay-TV hearings

The 18 have been reduced to 16 with the withdrawal of Worldspace SA, following instructions to Icasa by Minister of Communications Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri to allow Worldspace to continue broadcasting without a license.

Clear violation of the ECA. What the heck are you thinking Ivy ????
 
What the hell does phet joe know about Pay TV???????????????
 
Goal Technology Solutions’ application was struck a deadly blow when Icasa pointed out that the Electronic Communications Act stipulated that Power Line Communication technology could not be used for broadcasting purposes.

they really didn't do their homework did they...
 
I think they should have Dan Rosengarten on the panel next time Telkom comes around for new tariffs to be aproved
 
I love the way the only company who seems professional, well-researched and up to the task (ODM) is overlooked simply because they do not employ enough people of colour.

Its been over a decade, South Africa, can we start moving on, please?
 
The Icasa panel appeared to be concerned about the advantage that E-Sat’s broadcasting experience and its e-TV structures would afford it, and raised a number of issues regarding cross-subsidization.
What about TELKOM cross subsidising their business on the back of exorbitant communication costs sanctioned by ICASA themselves!!!!! :eek:

ODM and BEE, well they had to find something bad to say didn't they.
Bleh :sick:
 
Goal Technology Solutions’ application was struck a deadly blow when Icasa pointed out that the Electronic Communications Act stipulated that Power Line Communication technology could not be used for broadcasting purposes.

Does anyone know where it says this in the ECA? Because I can't see any mention of this.

I would agree that if PLC is only running at 512kbps this is insufficient quality to qualify for a broadcasting licence, but I can't see any reason other than this. Telkom Media's IPTV should be sitting in exactly the same boat.


I think I smell competition being stifled here! :confused:
 
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I also want to react strongly to this blatant abuse of power by the Grim Poisonous Ivyness Creep - power that needs to be forcibly removed from her grasp - IMO these incidents of abuse of power dictate that an amendment to The Constitution is essential - otherwise this will just keep on happening - as it has been for ages :mad:.
 
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