African policymakers should strenuously safeguard their right to choose from the widest possible range of technology options that suit their countries’ development needs.
The right price for data ought to result from effective regulation and competition in the wholesale market.
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.
Vodacom's battle with its former employee over the "Please Call Me" service brings home global disputes over intellectual property rights. Do South African laws adequately protect innovators?