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Discussion document to identify priority markets in the electronic communications sector

22 Feb 2018 - 11:00
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In 2017 the Independent Broadcasting Authority of South Africa began an inquiry to "identify markets and or segments in the electronic communications sector that are susceptible to ex ante regulations; and determine which of these markets should be prioritised for market reviews and potential regulation in terms of section 67(4) of the Electronic Communications Act, 2005 (Act No. 36 of 2005) ( "ECA "). The Authority now invites stakeholders to make written representations on the Discussion Document in line with Phase II of the Inquiry."

"Thee discussion document is structured in terms of the following sections: 1. The approach used to identify markets for prioritisation; 2. Markets for prioritisation, motivating why each of the markets have been identified;  3. Markets not for prioritisation at this point in time (but may be subject to prioritisation in future); 4. Appendix 1, which sets out the markets identified in the electronic communications sector as part of the prioritisation process; 5. Appendix 2, which sets out the main government policy objectives as they pertain to the electronic communications sector."