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South African Regulator to Investigate Competition in the Market

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South Africa's telecoms regulator has announced a review of the state of competition in the country's information and technology sector.

However, the review will take 6-8 months, and what sparked the desire for the review was not made clear.

"The authority has powers under the Icasa Act to conduct an inquiry into a range of different issues, and in this case we are conducting under section 4b 1a which enables us to look into the objects of the law," councillor Willie Currie told reporters in Johannesburg.

He said that the review would look into the wider internet communications market as well as the telecoms networks.

The public will be able to make submissions once the formal investigation starts, and the regulator might hold public hearings.

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