Telecoms tentacles tighten
FEW ANTICIPATE South Africa's new political regime will herald any significant changes in telecommunications policy. In fact, some believe the post-Mbeki regime could adopt an even more interventionist stance. Africa Analysis telecoms analyst Dobek Pater says while the Kgalema Motlanthe/Jacob Zuma regime may have more socialist leanings, telecoms policy is already conservative and the pace of liberalisation slow. So Pater expects to see more of the same.