SA’s 5G to remain patchy in big metros for 12 months
To have mass deployment of 5G nationally, it will require the Independent Communications Authority of SA to decisively award spectrum, analysts say.
‘Slight’ delay in invitation for spectrum, says ICASA
The regulator hits pause on publishing the invitation to apply for WOAN and high-demand spectrum, citing adherence to administrative process as essential.
ICASA moves to finalise high-demand spectrum licensing
The regulator reveals timelines for licensing high-demand spectrum are on track, promising to publish an invitation to apply by the end of June.
Reinstated Ndabeni-Abrahams salutes outgoing ICASA councillors
Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams thanks outgoing ICASA councillors for their contribution, marking her official return to office after suspension.
ICASA outlines details of emergency COVID-19 spectrum
The emergency release does not negate the processes under way for permanent assignment of spectrum through an auction, says the authority.
Spectrum licensing process to begin in April, says ICASA
The regulator says the spectrum licensing process will start in April following the three months of public submissions.
ICASA blames Cell C litigation for ongoing number porting scams
The latest unauthorised ports could have been avoided if the regulations were not held back by Cell C litigation, says ICASA.
Change the channel to rural broadband
South Africa enjoys extensive mobile broadband coverage. The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA)’s latest report shows that even rural areas have 3G coverage above 90%, and LTE coverage of between 55% and 90%.