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(From Business Day (South Africa))
Byline: John Botha, Kerron Edmunson
Icasa gets tough on handset subsidies ARECENT enquiry into handset subsidies in the telecommunications industry was motivated by general consumer concerns around the transparency for costing and billing of handsets. On May 24 last year, the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa), published a discussion document on handset subsidies. Following written submissions and a hearing of submissions by stakeholders in the telecommunications industry in SA, a general notice was published this year.
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