‘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.


Close ICASA and create a digital regulator, says Ngcaba

ICT veteran Dr Andile Ngcaba says ICASA’s law in its current state cannot drive digital transformation, amid mooted changes for the telecoms regulator.


University of Pretoria prof urges govt to improve Internet density

Professor Tawana Kupe says decision-makers need to be proactive, future-oriented and put in place a communications policy and the necessary regulatory frameworks.


ICASA ‘committed’ to see through spectrum licensing in 2020

The regulator looks to finalise the high-demand spectrum licensing process by auction this year as planned, despite COVID-19 restrictions.

May 4, 2020

Vodacom switches on commercial 5G in Joburg, Pretoria, Cape Town

The mobile operator launches its live 5G mobile network in three cities, with further rollouts planned to other parts of the country.

Apr 20, 2020

MTN, Vodacom laud emergency spectrum; Telkom cries foul

While the leading operators welcome the emergency spectrum, Telkom says the regulation does not give ICASA the right to expropriate currently assigned spectrum.

Apr 17, 2020

Surge in Vodacom data traffic during lockdown

The company, like many other telecoms players, has seen an upsurge in data traffic since the national lockdown was introduced last month.

Apr 17, 2020

ICASA releases emergency lockdown spectrum

The regulator announces the qualifying operators to receive temporary spectrum, in an effort to bridge the communications divide during the COVID-19 lockdown.


Freeing up spectrum during lockdown a matter of ‘survival’

The release of emergency spectrum will alleviate pressure on telcos, given the majority of citizens relying on mobile broadband for Internet access during the lockdown.


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.

Apr 3, 2020

ICT sector policy and regulation in the time of COVID-19

Collaboration, clarity and coherence are required from all stakeholders, as ICT is the primary tool to enable and support the kind of lockdown currently in force.

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