Fresh attacks on Mboweni’s ICT economic blueprint

ITWeb | Sep 13, 2019 at 9:08 AM
  • Finance minister Tito Mboweni’s economic blueprint to reignite SA’s competitiveness has once again come under fire from the local ICT industry.
  • In the paper, National Treasury published proposals to boost the South African economy by an additional 2.3 percentage points above forecast over the next decade and create at least one million jobs.
  • On the thorny issue of spectrum, the paper seemingly contradicts the Department of Communications and Digital Technologies’ recently released policy and policy direction for the licensing of high-demand spectrum, paving the way for wholesale open access network (WOAN) licensing.