Browsing: Icasa

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Skyrove to take on mobile incumbents

Skyrove, a specialist wireless hotspot company, plans to launch an audacious bid for national radio frequency spectrum and, if it gets it, it plans to build a network to take on the country’s incumbent mobile operators. The company, run by CEO Henk Kleynhans, plans to participate in an auction for national radio frequency in the 2,6GHz ba

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Another mobile TV licence up for grabs

Icasa has issued a second invitation to apply for a potentially lucrative digital mobile television broadcasting licence. This follows its decision last week to grant only…

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‘We have failed you’, says Icasa chair

In an extraordinary admission to the telecommunications and broadcasting industries, outgoing Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) chairman Paris Mashile said on Thursday evening that the regulator had “failed” the industry, adding that he would take personal responsibility for its poor performance

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The great data roaming rip-off

“Bill shock” is a growing problem for SA travellers. They go overseas, and, before they know it, they’ve run up a bill of thousands of rand without even making a phone call. The problem is, as with roaming voice charges, the mobile operators impose exorbitant fees for roaming data – in some cases, more than R100 000/GB. And with smartphones, which are constantly polling the network looking for updates to e-mail and other services, consumers can quickly run up monster-sized

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Icasa reported to the Public Protector

An organisation known as the Mobile TV Consortium has lodged a complaint against the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) to the Public Protector. The consortium…

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