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4:30

ANC backs CompCom’s #DataMustFall findings

The governing party urges speedy action to ensure the findings and recommendations on mobile data pricing are implemented.

3:20
Wednesday

MTN disagrees with CompCom’s ‘intrusive’ recommendations

The mobile operator says it will continue to engage and vigorously defend against the recommendations.

5:50

CompCom, ICASA headed for #DataMustFall battle

The Competition Commission declares data costs are too high and takes Vodacom and MTN to task, while ICASA maintains data prices are just right.

3:10

Big blow for Vodacom, MTN as CompCom orders data cost cut

The two dominant telcos have been lambasted for having a strong monopoly in the mobile data sector.

4:00
25 Nov

ICASA welcomes ITU resolution on spectrum

The regulator says the allocation of high-frequency bands, important for 5G, is a key WRC-19 achievement.

2:20
19 Nov

ICASA interrogates Cell C, MTN roaming deal

The regulator commences discussions with the parties to clarify their arrangement to the authority.

1:30
13 Nov

ICASA weighs in on Cell C acquisition speculation

The regulator cautions that all necessary compliance requirements pertaining to purported transactions must be fulfilled.

8:10

ICASA sets off down the spectrum road

Despite some weaknesses and problem areas, the ICASA roadmap marks a crucial first step in getting spectrum rubber out on the ICT road.

3:50

ICASA looks to expedite spectrum licensing process

Mobile operators are likely to get their hands on spectrum to enable faster and widespread broadband services towards the end of next year, says the regulator’s chief exec.

3:50
Nov 1, 2019

ICASA issues plan to allocate high-demand spectrum

The regulator publishes the long-awaited information memorandum on the licensing process for the assignment of high-demand spectrum.

2:40

High-demand spectrum policy - an overview

The communications department's new policy directs that a portion of unallocated high-demand spectrum be assigned to WOANs and the remainder to other eligible licensees, report Nozipho Mngomezulu, Peter Grealy, Wendy Tembedza, Ziyanda Ngcobo and Karl Blom.

4:40

SA’s spectrum-sharing provisions vague, say industry players

Although none of the local industry players have applied to share spectrum, resource-sharing has been found to be one of the ways to drive universal connectivity in marginalised areas.

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