Access to spectrum is a ‘lifeline’, says Cell C CFO
Cell C rejects morphing into MVNO, forges ahead with new strategy
The telco rebuffs suggestions it is morphing into a mobile virtual network operator, following its decision to migrate customers to Vodacom and MTN.
Huawei defies US restrictions in 5G push
The Chinese telecommunications giant makes significant gains in the 5G market, despite the continued US sanctions.
Five telephony tech trends for 2021
2020 highlighted the importance of secure, reliable communications networks, says Nic Laschinger, CTO of Euphoria Telecom.
Liquid Telecom seeks R9bn to refinance debt
The new funds are also intended to support the company as it continues to scale and expand its fibre network capabilities.
Licensing of high-demand spectrum imminent, says ICASA
The regulator stresses that the mock auction and the actual auction will commence by 31 March 2021.
Vodacom company Nexio retrenches, promises transparency
The systems integrator opens a Section 189A process and will engage with employees weekly for the next nine weeks.
Local 5G subscribers to top 11m in four years
Although 5G is in its infancy in SA, it could see 11 million subscribers and 43% population coverage in the next four years, says Africa Analysis.
WhatsApp forges ahead with controversial privacy update
The Facebook-owned messaging app moves ahead with its planned privacy update that caused uproar, using the opportunity to take a swipe at its competitors.
Vodacom in limbo over Lesotho licence, hefty fine
The mobile operator awaits judgement regarding the country’s decision to impose a R40.2 million fine and to revoke its unified licence.
WOAN success hinges on strong regulatory approach
Local research firm BMIT urges government to clear uncertainties around issues like digital migration so the wholesale open access network can bear fruit.
Comms minister commits to March 2022 digital migration deadline
Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams once again commits to “speed up” the digital migration process, as the goalposts shift to next year.