ICASA to fight court bid to hold onto temporary spectrum
The telecoms regulator readies to oppose the litigation instituted by Telkom to prevent it from withdrawing the temporary spectrum by 30 November.
Telkom, ICASA in another court battle over spectrum
The removal of the temporary spectrum while the National State of Disaster is still ongoing will have a catastrophic impact on South Africans, says the telco.
ICASA eyes March 2022 for expedited spectrum licensing
The telecoms regulator sets a March 2022 deadline for the licensing of high-demand spectrum and the wholesale open access network.
Big businesses say ICASA ‘running amok’ with spectrum
The association of SA’s largest businesses says the regulator continues to make decisions that undermine the country’s growth path and trajectory.
SA can’t afford further spectrum delays, says industry body
The South African Communications Forum urges ICASA to follow robust consultative processes, as it prepares for the next spectrum licensing process.
Worries over ICASA’s timing of B-BBEE requirements
Internet service providers suggest the April 2022 deadline does not give them enough time to establish effective agreements to implement transformation requirements.
Spectrum stalemate jeopardises SA’s growth, warn analysts
Given the slow pace of economic development, it’s in the country’s best interests to accelerate spectrum allocation, say analysts and industry players.
'Fresh start' after ICASA concession, comms minister undaunted
Minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni will continue engagements with the telcos in search of an amicable solution for much-needed spectrum allocation.
ICASA fails to reach out of court settlement with spectrum litigants
Despite the parties’ best efforts, a comprehensive settlement has not been achieved at this stage, says the telecoms regulator.
Vodacom uses temporary spectrum to launch 5G network in Kimberley
The mobile operator says the 5G network supports both mobile and fixed wireless access services.
Operators question ‘premature’ returning of temporary spectrum
Mobile operators call on the regulator to again extend the temporary spectrum allocation, as the country is still battling the COVID-19 pandemic.