R1bn set-top box stock sitting at USAASA warehouses

The agency’s acting CEO looks to distribute a million set-top boxes, which are costing government R56 million annually in storage fees.


Spectrum auctions can’t be cash cows

The GSMA uncovers the negative impact of high spectrum prices on consumers, going against government objectives to leverage mobile tech to reduce poverty and achieve economic prosperity.


Kekana calls on women to take up ownership in WOAN

The SA Women in ICT Forum launches “Lift As We Rise” series, with deputy minister Pinky Kekana encouraging women to hold equity in the wholesale open access network.

Aug 6, 2019

How Vodacom targets the ever-changing customer

Understanding customer needs requires constant engagement, says Carol Hall, managing executive of Vodacom for the Western Cape.


CompComm welcomes SA’s policy direction on spectrum

The Competition Commission lauds the prioritisation which has been afforded the licensing of spectrum by the new administration.

Aug 2, 2019

High hopes for spectrum to play key role in economic revival

The scarce resource is the lifeblood of an economy, but the fear is that the WOAN structure, for which any organisation, even current licensees, can apply, will perpetuate the current status quo.

Aug 2, 2019

5G to unlock R67bn value for Sub-Saharan Africa

Releasing 5G mmWave capacity will create global economic expansion valued at $565 billion, says the GSM Association.


ICT SMMEs laud ‘progressive’ spectrum pathway

Organisations backing participation of small firms in ICT commend government’s spectrum framework, vowing to support efforts against monopolistic tendencies in the sector.


Ndabeni-Abrahams issues policy direction on spectrum

The long-awaited government framework for the licensing of high-demand spectrum is finally out.

Jul 25, 2019

Spectrum policy gets Cabinet approval

The policy crafting the pathway for licensing high-demand spectrum gets the go ahead from Cabinet.


Spectrum policy imminent, says department

The communications ministry confirms the spectrum policy direction has been finalised, highlighting it is going through the requisite processes prior to publication.

Jul 16, 2019

More calls for spectrum for SMMEs

The ICT SMME Chamber backs inclusion of these firms in ICT, calling for the establishment of a wholesale open access network to ensure fair participation.

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