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

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dc.contributor.author Sutherland, Ewan
dc.date.accessioned 2016-02-28T13:50:50Z
dc.date.available 2016-02-28T13:50:50Z
dc.date.issued 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. https://doi.org/10.23962/10539/19788 en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn ISSN 1607-2235 (print version)
dc.identifier.issn ISSN 2077-5040  (online version)
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/19788
dc.identifier.uri https://doi.org/10.23962/10539/19788
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
dc.citation.doi https://doi.org/10.23962/10539/19788
dc.orcid.id https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5220-9605


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