We can’t negotiate spectrum licensing, says ICASA chairperson
The telecoms regulator vows to defend the high-demand spectrum licensing process every step of the way, amid an ongoing legal tug-of-war.
Telkom offers coding programme in Eastern Cape
The Telkom Foundation, in partnership with the Department of Communications, unveils a community-led coding programme for the Alice community.
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.
Licensing of high-demand spectrum imminent, says ICASA
The regulator stresses that the mock auction and the actual auction will commence by 31 March 2021.
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.
Telkom unit BCX fights legacy platforms, banks on R&D
For the company to start making money, BCX is putting more resources in research and development, as well as moving away from legacy infrastructure.
SA telcos report gains in online shopping channels
MTN, Cell C, Telkom and Vodacom see an uptick in online sales, as more consumers adapt their purchasing behaviour to e-commerce.
ICT industry mourns as ‘trailblazer’ Chose Choeu dies
The information and communication technology industry organisations extend heartfelt condolences on the passing of Chose Choeu.
Openserve, BCX remain a challenge for Telkom group
The global COVID-19-induced lockdown has added pressure on the company as its supply chain system has also been disrupted.
Telkom records robust mobile growth, broadband push continues
The telco has been steadily driving its broadband strategy, which is now paying off, growing subscribers to 10 million customers.