GSMA cautions against poorly designed spectrum pathway

The mobile industry body warns against maximising revenues above the connectivity of citizens, as SA prepares to assign high-demand mobile spectrum sometime this year.


Telkom CEO asks for 'sensible' spectrum pathway

South Africa needs an enlightened spectrum allocation process which fosters competition in the mobile market, says Telkom group CEO Sipho Maseko.

May 17, 2019

MTN backtracks on automatic 1MB bundle plan

The mobile operator says it will not implement the service because customers made it clear they did not want it.

May 2, 2019

DOC pays ICASA its dues after legal threat

The Department of Communication transfers funds to the regulator after the authority threatened legal action, accusing it of withholding its dues.

Apr 29, 2019

ICASA takes war to comms dept for withholding funding

The regulator files court papers to force the Department of Communications to urgently release its funding.

Apr 26, 2019

SA consumers still pay exorbitant out-of-bundle data rates

Recent ICASA regulations may protect users from automatic out-of-bundle billing but those opting in may be shocked by the cost.

Apr 24, 2019

The highs and lows of data prices in SA

Data-only network Rain has the cheapest 1GB data bundle in SA, while MTN and Vodacom are the most expensive.

Apr 3, 2019

SA smartphone penetration now at over 80%, says ICASA

South Africa's smartphone penetration has nearly doubled in the last two years and is now sitting at over 80%, according to a new ICASA report.


DOC to issue spectrum policy later this month

The communications ministry and industry players agree to swiftly finalise the spectrum policy directive and licensing processes.

Apr 2, 2019

ICASA reveals the state of SA's ICT sector

The local ICT sector remains one of the biggest employers and contributors to the mainstream economy, as it continues to demonstrate dynamic growth.


Government fast-tracks spectrum policy

The state confirms plans to finalise the policy directive on radio frequency spectrum allocation are moving forward.


ICASA must seize opportunity to be led by strong chairman

In the wake of the exit of its most controversial chairperson, ICASA's next appointee needs to be someone with a strong sense of governance and leadership, say analysts.

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