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South Africans pay the price for a poorly regulated telecoms sector

The price of voice communication has come down in South Africa. But poor regulation and a lack of competition means that the country still has some way to go to reduce the cost of communication.
Mobile networks are undergoing the transition from 4G to the much faster and more capable 5G. Sy/Flickr

Explainer: what is 5G?

Mobile networks are making the transition to 5G technology, promising faster data transfer and improved coverage.
The 3 to 2 FCC vote favored Chairman Tom Wheeler’s proposed net neutrality rules and will regulate broadband providers more heavily than in the past. Yuri Gripas/Reuters

Private networks and public speech: net neutrality in context

This open internet debate isn't the first time the government has wrestled with the question of how to apportion rights between private media owners and the public.

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