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.
Spectrum stalemate jeopardises SA’s growth, warn analysts
Given the slow pace of economic development, it’s in the country’s best interests to accelerate spectrum allocation, say analysts and industry players.
Spectrum court case shelved amid settlement negotiations
The Independent Communications Authority of SA opens the doors for settlement negotiations rather than continuing with the spectrum court challenge.
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.
ICASA wants spectrum ‘settlement discussion’
The regulator is open to settlement negotiations, rather than having a mediation process with the litigants in the spectrum auction impasse.
ICASA not keen on spectrum mediation, prepares to fight
The Independent Communications Authority of SA says the best option is to exhaust all possible legal avenues, including appeals that negotiate out of court.
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.
SA’s TMT sector faces legal challenges and opportunities in 2021
Cyber security, B-BBEE and the allocation of high frequency radio spectrum will top the list of priorities for executives in the technology, media and telecommunications sector this year.
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.
Malema casts doubt on Ramaphosa’s spectrum auction plans
The Economic Freedom Fighters bemoans the lack of progress in allocating spectrum, warning that if corruption influences the process, data costs will remain high.
MTN, Telkom accused of bullying over spectrum litigation
For the first time, big telcos look like they are on the back foot and because they have the resources to challenge the process, they are doing so, say analysts.