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4:00
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Facebook, YouTube up fight against 5G, COVID-19 falsehoods

Amid the surge of social media rumours linking coronavirus to 5G technologies, some platforms have stepped up the fight against the baseless claims.

2:40

ICASA steps up fight against spread of COVID-19

The authority reviews how it conducts its business, suspends all public hearings, local and international travel.   

6:30

Vodacom agrees to slash data prices by 30%

Vodacom adheres to the Competition Commission’s recommendations, agreeing to substantially reduce monthly data bundles, saving consumers R2.7 billion.

2:00

Interviews for ICASA councillors commence

Parliament’s communications team makes headway in filling the vacancies on the ICASA council, kicking off the interview stage this week.

1:30

Govt eyes relaxed regulations to boost fintech sector

Minister Tito Mboweni reveals ICASA will be appropriately capacitated for the spectrum licensing process.

1:40

WOAN licence ‘likely’ to be awarded in 2021

President Cyril Ramaphosa reveals licensing of the government-proposed WOAN is likely to be completed sometime next year.

3:30
Feb 4, 2020

Vodacom eyes 5G services in SA this year

Having been the first network to commercially launch 5G in Africa through Vodacom Lesotho, the telco expects to launch 5G in SA this year.

3:00
Jan 28, 2020

Ericsson predicts increased 5G uptake in Africa

The company believes more service providers in the Middle East and Africa region will this year adopt 5G tech in their operations.

2:00

ANC prioritises high-demand spectrum release to boost economy

The governing party prioritises the release of high-demand spectrum to boost the economy and lower mobile data costs.  

2:10

ICASA asks public input on mobile data regulations

The move is to determine the impact of the data-expiry regulations, introduced earlier this year, on all relevant stakeholders.

4:30

ANC backs CompCom’s #DataMustFall findings

The governing party urges speedy action to ensure the findings and recommendations on mobile data pricing are implemented.

3:50

ICASA looks to expedite spectrum licensing process

Mobile operators are likely to get their hands on spectrum to enable faster and widespread broadband services towards the end of next year, says the regulator’s chief exec.

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