Shackling Sector Development: Leased Lines in the Republic of South Africa

Show simple item record Sutherland, Ewan 2016-02-28T13:50:50Z 2016-02-28T13:50:50Z 2007-12-15
dc.identifier.citation Sutherland, E. (2007). Shackling sector development: Leased lines in the Republic of South Africa. The Southern African Journal of Information and Communication (SAJIC), 8, 78-107. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn ISSN 1607-2235 (print version)
dc.identifier.issn ISSN 2077-5040  (online version)
dc.description.abstract Leased lines are basic building blocks of mobile networks, ISPs and virtual private networks. In South Africa they have been provided almost exclusively by Telkom SA, the incumbent operator, at comparatively high prices. Those prices were controlled as part of a general price cap by regulations, but in the absence of either competition or mandatory cost orientation, the level initially rose then declined (but slowly). Attempts to introduce infrastructure competition were badly managed and delayed. The Electronic Communication Act 2005 replaces these schemes, but the implementation is slow and has not yet brought changes.
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher LINK Centre, University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), Johannesburg en_ZA
dc.title Shackling Sector Development: Leased Lines in the Republic of South Africa en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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