Government to speed up spectrum allocation

President Cyril Ramaphosa details plans to revive the economy, which sees allocation of high-demand radio spectrum given priority.

12 Sep

MTN calls for scarce spectrum to be unlocked

CEO Rob Shuter says the company is struggling to increase data adoption among its users.


Vodacom delivers 5G in Lesotho

Vodacom Lesotho has been assigned spectrum in the 3.5GHz band to enable the launch of a commercial 5G service.

Aug 24, 2018

WOAN plans don't solve SA's spectrum woes

With the wholesale open access network in the pipeline, SA forges ahead with an experiment that has no successful precedent anywhere in the world.


ECA Bill gets thumbs up

Despite widespread criticism from some stakeholders in the sector, Cabinet moves to approve the Bill that clears the way for the introduction of the wholesale open access network.


ANC wants govt to step up efforts to reduce data costs

The governing party calls for the implementation of its resolutions and policies aimed at driving down the cost of data in the country.

May 30, 2018

Long wait for spectrum clarity may soon be over

Telecoms and postal services minister Siyabonga Cwele says Cabinet will soon make a decision on spectrum allocation in SA.

May 8, 2018

MTN, Huawei launch Africa's first live outdoor 5G trial

MTN and Huawei unveiled Africa's first 5G field trial today in Pretoria.

Apr 16, 2018

SA on path to digital radio

Digital broadcasting services can improve spectrum efficiency and spectrum management, and offer choice for South African audiences, says ICASA.

Apr 4, 2018

Finding 5G clarity

Get up to speed on the current status of 5G in South Africa.

Mar 16, 2018

Regulatory uncertainties stifle 5G in MEA

The region faces numerous telecoms challenges in terms of uncertain regulations, low coverage of 2G, 3G and 4G, as well as lack of spectrum.

Mar 9, 2018

WOAN monopoly a 'terrible idea' - MTN

MTN SA CEO Godfrey Motsa is against the monopolisation of SA's spectrum through the planned wholesale open access network.