ICASA backs spectrum auction as ‘international best practice’
The regulator maintains an auction is the most competitive and transparent mechanism to license high-demand spectrum.
WOAN is still alive, says ICASA chairperson
The telecoms regulator commits to licensing spectrum for the wholesale open access network, amid concerns from industry bodies.
ICASA’s change of direction on WOAN baffles Right2Know
The advocacy group fears the wholesale open-access network policy has been affected by factional conflict within the ruling party.
ICASA revises ‘tactical approach’ to WOAN process
The telecoms regulator temporarily suspends the timetable relating to the licensing of the wholesale open access network.
ICASA eyes March 2022 for expedited spectrum licensing
The telecoms regulator sets a March 2022 deadline for the licensing of high-demand spectrum and the wholesale open access network.
SA can’t afford further spectrum delays, says industry body
The South African Communications Forum urges ICASA to follow robust consultative processes, as it prepares for the next spectrum licensing process.
'Fresh start' after ICASA concession, comms minister undaunted
Minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni will continue engagements with the telcos in search of an amicable solution for much-needed spectrum allocation.
ICASA fails to reach out of court settlement with spectrum litigants
Despite the parties’ best efforts, a comprehensive settlement has not been achieved at this stage, says the telecoms regulator.
Free Market Foundation wants temporary spectrum to stay
Withdrawing temporary spectrum would violate ICASA’s constitutional obligations and may lead to protracted litigation, warns the Free Market Foundation.
Spectrum policy flaws ‘will alienate millions of South Africans’
The spectrum policy is impaired by fundamental failures, which will rob millions of South Africans of crucial digital services, says the Free Market Foundation.
Telkom welcomes court interdict against ICASA over spectrum auction
The company says the decision affirms its view that there are concerns regarding the lawfulness of the ICASA process.