New TV white space pilot under way in SA

Local stakeholders come together with the US Trade and Development Agency to investigate the viability of TV white space technologies for connectivity in SA’s rural and semi-rural areas.


ICT tenders – ICASA returns

This week’s National Tender Bulletin sees ICASA amending and adding tenders.


Mixed reaction as telcos ponder new spectrum directive

Most mobile operators believe the new spectrum allocation policy is a positive development, while analysts express concern at the continued focus on the WOAN.


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.


ICT tenders: Determining spectrum values

This week’s National Tender Bulletin sees ICASA looking to evaluate spectrum value.

25 Jul

Spectrum policy gets Cabinet approval

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

25 Jul

ICASA’s new data regulations hurt Vodacom’s revenue in SA

The operator’s revenue in SA declines 1.2%, negatively impacted by the reduction in out-of-bundle data rates, among other issues.


BEE group wants Blue Label investigated for monopoly

An empowerment consortium claims the JSE-listed company has the prepaid airtime market monopoly and demands an immediate resolution.

Jun 24, 2019

Promises, promises, promises: still no spectrum

Despite multiple assertions about the imminent spectrum policy direction, history shows SA must take government’s latest spectrum promises with a pinch of salt.


Spectrum framework coming, Ramaphosa promises

President Cyril Ramaphosa affirms the spectrum policy directive will be issued next month, noting it is key to reducing data costs.


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.

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