Business Leadership South Africa has torn strips off communications regulator Icasa over its intention to withdraw temporary spectrum from operators at the end of November.
SACF members would like to see the restart of the licensing process as soon as is practicably possible, with consultations beginning within a month. By Katharina Pillay.
Khumbudzo Ntshavheni needs to act with haste to try to resolve the spectrum licensing crisis that is now engulfing the ICT sector. By Duncan McLeod.
Telkom has welcomed the decision by communications regulator Icasa to consent to a court order setting aside its decision to publish an invitation to apply to take part in South Africa’s planned spectrum auction.
Communications regulator Icasa on Tuesday moved to avoid a lengthy court battle over the upcoming spectrum auction, saying it will consent to a high court order.
Communications regulator Icasa has served notice on operators that it will withdraw temporary spectrum allocated under the Covid-19 regulations at the end of November. This is wrongheaded. By Duncan McLeod.
South African telecommunication companies are trying to settle a wireless spectrum auction dispute with the industry regulator out of court to avoid a prolonged legal battle.
Icasa has once again extended the allocation of emergency temporary spectrum to mobile operators under the Covid-19 regulations, but has warned the latest three-month extension will be the last.
Cell C CEO Douglas Craigie Stevenson has criticised Telkom over its narrative that there is an abusive “duopoly” between Vodacom and MTN in South Africa’s mobile market, saying this argument no longer holds water.
We believe TechCentral’s Duncan McLeod has overlooked key aspects of Telkom’s argument for a fair playing field in the telecoms sector and a pro-consumer approach to regulation and oversight. By Liza Zouabi.