SCC takes over regulatory mantle from SPTC

25 Nov 2013

Fixed line incumbent the Swaziland Posts and Telecommunication Corporation (SPTC) no longer holds the responsibility for regulating the country’s telecoms sector, the Swazi Observer reports, and has been succeeded by the newly established Swaziland Communications Commission (SCC). The news was disclosed by Stan Motsa of the Ministry of Information, Communication and Technology (MICT), who has assumed temporary charge of the new authority. Although the passing of the long-awaited Communications Commission Act was rumoured in June this year, no confirmation was forthcoming. However, in a statement issued last week Motsa has clarified that the SCC technically started operations on 31 July. Although the new regulator currently lacks its own headquarters, it is in the process of setting up an office at the Swaziland Broadcasting and Information Services (SBIS) building.