In a dramatic turn of events, Telkom has proposed withdrawing an urgent application to interdict Icasa over the licensing of broadband spectrum.
Communications minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni will oppose Telkom’s application to interdict Icasa over the upcoming spectrum auction.
Communications minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni will approach Telkom with a view to reaching an out-of-court settlement over the latest spectrum impasse.
Icasa has blasted Telkom for once again taking it to court, a move that threatens the release of much-needed broadband spectrum.
Telkom has again filed papers to try to stop the upcoming spectrum auction, a move that will likely see the company heavily criticised.
North West will on Wednesday become the third province in South Africa to have its analogue television signals switched off.
Icasa has licensed “provisional” spectrum to operators, ahead of an end-of-the-month deadline to do so, in the process resolving the threat of legal action.
The regulator is suspending expedited plans, at least temporarily, for licensing a wholesale open-access network.
Icasa is making steady progress in meeting the requirements for holding a long-anticipated spectrum auction next year.
Telkom, Vodacom and MTN have withdrawn their legal action against the communications regulator over the planned withdrawal of temporarily assigned spectrum at the end of this month.