The Wireless Access Providers Association warned on Thursday that millions of dollars of planned investment in television white-spaces technology in South Africa is at risk over regulatory delays.
Icasa has slammed a report in the consumer media this week that stated it made a mistake when it assigned the “111” service code to government for dealing with Covid-19-related calls from citizens.
Vodacom pumped an additional R500-million into its network in the first quarter of its 2021 financial year to help cater for surging demand for voice and data services during the Covid-19 lockdown.
Communications minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has published a policy direction to industry regulator Icasa, asking it to fast-track the licensing of digital radio broadcasting services in South Africa.
Communications minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has thrown a spanner in the works over the appointment of six new councillors to Icasa at a critical juncture for the regulator as it gears up to license new broadband spectrum.
Icasa is moving to speed up the allocation of “digital dividend” spectrum in South Africa currently used by television broadcasters in a move that could mean better and cheaper broadband is delivered sooner.
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