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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.

18 Jun

Online portal helps with zero-rating verification

The Internet Service Providers’ Association develops an online portal to inform locals of zero-rated sites and to easily verify a zero-rating status.


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. 


CSIR, TIA in television white space collaboration

The partnership allows SMMEs to deploy television white space networks through the CSIR’s spectrum management platform.


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.

Mar 5, 2020

4G infrastructure critical to Africa’s 5G success

Having a fully rolled out and successful 4G network is the most likely prerequisite for a successful 5G rollout, says US-based Teoco.


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.

Jan 15, 2020

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%.

Nov 25, 2019

ICASA welcomes ITU resolution on spectrum

The regulator says the allocation of high-frequency bands, important for 5G, is a key WRC-19 achievement.

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