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Communications regulator Icasa has won a high court battle against iBurst parent Wireless Business Solutions, with the court finding that the telecommunications operator was using radio frequency spectrum without paying the required licence fees. The judgment

While all the focus in the telecommunications industry is on the fight over call termination rates, an even more important battle is looming large, this time over access to radio frequency spectrum. Billions of rand are at stake as South Africa’s big telecommunications operators

MTN has a “number of options on the table” if the sale of spectrum is included in Vodacom’s looming deal to buy Neotel. “If the transferability of spectrum is something that becomes kosher in a market context, we’d be in a position to capitalise on that change,” MTN

Vodacom has settled a longstanding dispute with the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) over suggestions that the mobile operator owed the telecommunications regulator more than R77m in unpaid fees for the use of radio frequency spectrum

So, Vodacom is in exclusive talks to buy Neotel. There’s no surprise there – that Neotel is for sale is one of the telecommunications industry’s worst-kept secrets. But if the deal goes ahead, which is far from certain, it could spark further, arguably much-needed consolidation in the sector

iBurst has launched an uncapped satellite Internet service intended for small businesses and home users, particularly those in remote parts of the country, pitching it against companies like Vox Telecom, with its YahClick product. Download speeds range from

Dimension Data, the Johannesburg-headquartered IT services group owned by Japan’s Nippon Telegraph and Telephone, wants to become a much more active player in South Africa’s mobile communications industry and has been involved in talks about potential deals that will help it do this

Ellies’ triple-play offering of television, broadband and voice-over-Internet protocol (VoIP) telephony will be available in about a month’s time and consumers will be able to choose the components they want. The company’s CEO, Wayne Samson, says the newly created Ellies Connect subsidiary

Talk of consolidation in the telecommunications industry is rife, with speculation growing that a number of operators are either in play or may soon be. But how might a flurry of mergers and acquisitions play out? At the centre of current speculation is Neotel. Licensed