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Oct 25, 2021

Government in last-ditch emergency spectrum deal effort

The Department of Communications and Digital Technologies believes the court battle can be avoided through a negotiated deal and is spearheading urgent discussions.


Telcos gang up against ICASA in temporary spectrum fight

Vodacom and MTN have joined Telkom’s court application to halt the regulator’s move to take back temporary spectrum.

Oct 7, 2021

Telkom, ICASA in another court battle over spectrum

The removal of the temporary spectrum while the National State of Disaster is still ongoing will have a catastrophic impact on South Africans, says the telco.


Big businesses say ICASA ‘running amok’ with spectrum

The association of SA’s largest businesses says the regulator continues to make decisions that undermine the country’s growth path and trajectory.

Sep 3, 2021

Vodacom uses temporary spectrum to launch 5G network in Kimberley

The mobile operator says the 5G network supports both mobile and fixed wireless access services.


Operators question ‘premature’ returning of temporary spectrum

Mobile operators call on the regulator to again extend the temporary spectrum allocation, as the country is still battling the COVID-19 pandemic.

Aug 30, 2021

ICASA calls on operators to return temporary spectrum

The regulator says the temporary radio frequency spectrum assigned to licensees must be returned to the authority by no later than 30 November.


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.

Mar 30, 2021

MTN named state mobile supplier, as Vodacom exclusivity ends

National Treasury appoints MTN SA as a service provider to government, through its new mobile communication services contract.

Nov 30, 2020

ICASA wants emergency spectrum fees after telcos’ stellar results

The regulator asks telcos to pay for the emergency spectrum issued during the COVID-19 disaster regulations.

Jun 19, 2020

MTN awaits equipment to launch 5G network

The mobile operator is still waiting for the arrival of critical telecommunications equipment needed to light up its 5G network.

Apr 22, 2020

ICASA dismisses Telkom displeasure with temporary spectrum

The regulator says Telkom’s argument is premature and misdirected in the context of the temporary assignment of spectrum.

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