President Ramaphosa wants spectrum impasse resolved soon
The president calls for mediation in the legal disputes that have held back the country’s spectrum auction process.
Free Market Foundation wants temporary spectrum to stay
Withdrawing temporary spectrum would violate ICASA’s constitutional obligations and may lead to protracted litigation, warns the Free Market Foundation.
5G shifts global smartphone user behaviour
Users worldwide spend more time with cloud gaming and augmented reality, while 20% decrease usage of WiFi on their phones at home, says a report.
We can’t negotiate spectrum licensing, says ICASA chairperson
The telecoms regulator vows to defend the high-demand spectrum licensing process every step of the way, amid an ongoing legal tug-of-war.
Access to spectrum is a ‘lifeline’, says Cell C CFO
The mobile operator plans to apply for high-demand spectrum and wants to see the application process happen as quickly as possible, says CFO Zafar Mahomed.
Licensing of high-demand spectrum imminent, says ICASA
The regulator stresses that the mock auction and the actual auction will commence by 31 March 2021.
Local 5G subscribers to top 11m in four years
Although 5G is in its infancy in SA, it could see 11 million subscribers and 43% population coverage in the next four years, says Africa Analysis.
Malema casts doubt on Ramaphosa’s spectrum auction plans
The Economic Freedom Fighters bemoans the lack of progress in allocating spectrum, warning that if corruption influences the process, data costs will remain high.
ICASA takes on MTN as spectrum battles heat up
The authority is reviewing the litigation on spectrum brought by MTN and has instructed its legal representatives to oppose the application.
MTN, Telkom accused of bullying over spectrum litigation
For the first time, big telcos look like they are on the back foot and because they have the resources to challenge the process, they are doing so, say analysts.
Telkom partly withdraws spectrum legal bid
ICASA announced that Telkom has withdrawn “Part A” of its court application against the authority.