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ICASA to fight court bid to hold onto temporary spectrum

The telecoms regulator readies to oppose the litigation instituted by Telkom to prevent it from withdrawing the temporary spectrum by 30 November.


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.


Nomination call for four ICASA councillors

The Portfolio Committee on Communications invites nominations for suitably qualified candidates to join the Independent Communications Authority of SA council.

Jul 19, 2021

Telkom picks up the pieces after unrest in SA

The telco urges customer patience as it rehabilitates vandalised infrastructure in the aftermath of the riots that engulfed KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng.


ICASA backs SAPO in postal wars, amid online protest

The regulator stands its ground as thousands sign an online petition against a court bid to block courier companies from distributing small items.


ISPA asks govt to remove barriers to comms licensing

The Internet Service Providers’ Association calls on government and regulator ICASA to open up the communications licensing arena.


Spectrum impasse hurts efforts to rebuild economy, says minister

Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams slams the impasse over the licensing of high-demand spectrum, saying it hampers government’s economic recovery ambitions.


ICASA resolute emergency spectrum allocation is temporary

Chairperson Dr Keabetswe Modimoeng warns telcos not to plan their business models around the temporary spectrum that was assigned.


ICASA chairperson bemoans telecoms infrastructure vandalism

Battery theft and vandalism at cell tower base stations is nothing short of a treasonous act, ICASA chairperson Dr Keabetswe Modimoeng tells Parliament.

Feb 25, 2021

Access to spectrum is a ‘lifeline’, says Cell C CFO

The mobile operator plans to apply for high-demand spectrum and wants to see the application process happen as quickly as possible, says CFO Zafar Mahomed.


ICASA condemns fake 5G-coronavirus theories

The regulator joins the list of voices to dispel claims that 5G is the cause of COVID-19.

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