SA’S REGULATOR ICASA DECLARES WIFI HOTSPOTS LEGAL BUT LIMITED

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It appears as though wireless Internet access (WiFi) is here to stay, as the Independent Communications Authority of SA (ICASA) has reached the conclusion that it is legal as long as the service is provided within the borders of a customer’s premises.

The regulator’s findings and conclusions go against Telkom’s claim that the service should form part of the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN), which only it is allowed to provide, paving the way for many more hotspots to be rolled out.

"This stance certainly helps to clear up a lot of the uncertainty in the market and basically opens the door for many more hotspot roll-outs to take place."

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