Icasa said late on Friday that it is nearing a “settlement breakthrough” with telecommunications operators that will allow a planned spectrum auction to proceed.
African Equity Empowerment Investments, controlled by Iqbal Survé’s Sekunjalo Group, has told Britain BT Group that it can’t exercise a call option to terminate its agreements with the company.
President Cyril Ramaphosa hit out at telecommunications companies for bringing legal action against plans to issue more broadband spectrum, urging them to resolve the matter.
Communications regulator Icasa on Thursday decided to extend the emergency allocation of temporary spectrum under the Covid-19 state of disaster regulations until the end of August.
The SABC’s fight with Sentech over tariffs is going from a skirmish to a full-blown public confrontation. The stakes couldn’t be higher – for both sides.
Has communications regulator Icasa just snatched away prime 5G spectrum from under the noses of South Africa’s big mobile operators?
Government’s plan to create a wholesale open-access network “will serve no useful purpose” and could, in fact, harm consumers – the exact opposite of what it’s meant to achieve, the Free Market Foundation said.