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City of Johannesburg budgets R40m for free WiFi

The city readies to bring free WiFi connectivity to more public areas, after allocating R40 million for the 2020/21 financial year to expand the service.


Parliament shortlists ICASA council candidates

The Portfolio Committee on Communications names eight potential candidates to join the ICASA council, with some familiar names making the shortlist.


ICASA ‘committed’ to see through spectrum licensing in 2020

The regulator looks to finalise the high-demand spectrum licensing process by auction this year as planned, despite COVID-19 restrictions.


Government establishes COVID-19 tracing database, quells spying fears

Although it will track and trace, via cellphones, those people who may have been exposed to coronavirus, government says their rights will be safeguarded.

Apr 3, 2020

ICT sector policy and regulation in the time of COVID-19

Collaboration, clarity and coherence are required from all stakeholders, as ICT is the primary tool to enable and support the kind of lockdown currently in force.

Mar 24, 2020

Perspectives on spectrum: From auctions to COVID-19

With more urgent, immediate pandemic priorities on the table, ICASA is yet to finalise its plans to auction spectrum and license the WOAN.


Interviews for ICASA councillors commence

Parliament’s communications team makes headway in filling the vacancies on the ICASA council, kicking off the interview stage this week.

Jan 28, 2020

SA's digital journey continues poor form

A Cisco study highlights SA's slow-moving digital progress; however, one analyst warns these kinds of reports are often too thin on diagnosis and remedy.

Jan 7, 2020

2020: What lies ahead for ICT policy and regulation?

Dr Charley Lewis shortlists some of the key developments that are lying in wait down the 2020 road.

Nov 7, 2019

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.

Sep 27, 2019

Spectrum: The golden goose

While stakeholders are hungry for hertz, there are still a number of stumbling blocks along the road to high-demand spectrum nirvana.

Jul 12, 2019

IOT poser for telecoms industry, say analysts

Mobile operators are urged to leverage the Internet of things to attract new customers.

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