Dobek Pater on SA's 'risky' ICT policy white paper
In this episode of the TechCentral Podcast, Duncan McLeod speaks to Africa Analysis MD Dobek Pater about the ICT policy white paper. Pater looks at why he believes the white paper is a threat to South Africa's ICT sector, how it could lead to a monopoly over infrastructure and why, in his view, it requires radical surgery before it can become law. The discussion ranges from the proposed national wholesale open-access network (Woan) to plans to allocate all high-demand spectrum to this new operator. Also in the podcast, Pater talks about why he thinks the network neutrality provisions contained in the white paper risk undermining investment and harming consumers.