SIZING NOMPU: Mobile phone data rules started in March. South Africa's Independent Communications Authority is also known as Icasa. They describe the Charter of service for end users and subscribers. However, today's hate has been that, according to Vodacom, literature has claimed that they should charge a broadcasting fee, indicating that Telkom and MTN did not like planning plans.
Well, in order to gain insight from consumers in the new regulation, Botlenyana Mokhele, the Icasa Councilmember, I am entering. Thank you for joining us, Botlenyana. So, next March, what consumers can expect from service providers?
BOTLENYANA MOKHELE: Thanks for the show. The service we can expect is regulated in the regulation. First use notification when 50% and 100% are deleted when the data is deleted. The second is the ability to broadcast all data before expiration. The third is the ability to transfer data that expires. But even more important is to charge coupons fees without your consent.
SIZING NOMPU: We are talking about Vodacom to take advantage of the collection of data. The lass has predicted this type of movement, and what's your point of view?
BOTLENYANA MOKHELE: The idea of this regulation is to provide a heavy and financial burden on consumers. Therefore, regarding the values that load the rollover data, it first goes beyond the purpose of the regulation. But I do not think that Icasa is something that will be predicted to happen. So basically, Vodacom has submitted a rate indicating that the data is being uploaded. The Authority is now considering the rate application and its legal implications, and we will answer accordingly.
We will not be expected, first of all, the reason for the rule is to promote the cost of data and the consumer. So I do not know what consumers charge for loading the target. But, as I said, we've received the rate application, and we're considering it, and we'll do the answer accordingly.
SIZING NOMPU: Do you not have the power to say?
BOTLENYANA MOKHELE: I believe that, according to what we are trying to achieve, and based on what allows the law, we are at the moment. Whether it is a charge against the spirit of the case rule or not, and if so, then we will answer.
SIZING NOMPU: Slowly, slowly or in the case of the expected spectrum of reproduction in April, do you expect the amount to be expected when data data goes down?
BOTLENYANA MOKHELE: Spectrum coming next April?
SIZING NOMPU: The message we get from the government is that it is a telecommunications minister to announce the release of spectrum during April.
BOTLENYANA MOKHELE: Let's see about that perspective. Basically, the Icasa license policy will be launched from April to the beginning of the Ministry, starting the selected license. It is a licensing process, where IAS should provide an ITA, as an invitation to request. Then, all licensing conditions will be captured. So, I think there is no spectrum going to be released in April. What would happen in April when we get a policy policy to start the spectrum licensing process?
However, the availability of the spectrum has always been a billing factor as a factor that penetrates the price of data. So we could release this spectrum earlier and give all the data operators, which means that the cost of input costs is important at the cost of data. Then, they will be taken into consideration when the rates are charged.
However, we are approaching in a programmed way, which means we are developing projects that address communication costs. Up to now, end user subscription charges prevent consumers. The IASA immediately queries the data. In December we published a warning. Therefore, we are waiting for a complete inquiry into the behavior of the current behavior in the market, and in order to eliminate the process in Article 67, consumers will be charged to determine specific prices.
SIZING NOMPU: Super Thank you, Ms Mokhele, your time.