Priority Markets Inquiry
ICASA published a notice of its intention to conduct an inquiry to determine the priority markets in the electronic communications sector. This notice, published on 30 June 2017, forms part of a number of initiatives ICASA is doing to address the high cost of communication in South Africa including the cost of data.
The purpose of this inquiry is to:
- to identify relevant wholesale and retail markets or market segments in the telecommunications sector that are generally prone to ex ante regulation; and
- to determine from these markets and market segments those that the Authority intends to prioritize for market reviews and potential regulation in terms of section 67(4) of the ECA following the conclusion of this inquiry.