Government said it’s moving towards finalising the policy directive on radio frequency spectrum allocation, which will finally lead to the licensing of 4G-suitable spectrum.
Keabetswe Modimoeng has been appointed as interim chair of communications regulator Icasa’s decision-making council following the axing last week of Rubben Mohlaloga.
Communications minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has removed Rubben Mohlaloga, chairman and councillor of communications regulator Icasa, from office.
South Africa will soon have a new free-to-air terrestrial television service offering five free channels to viewers, including a dedicated 24-hour sports channel.
Liquid Telecom is giving serious thought to leveraging its spectrum asset in the 3.5GHz band, which happens to be ideally suited to the roll-out of next-generation 5G mobile broadband technology.
In a last-minute decision, communications regulator Icasa has given telecommunications operators more time to implement its new consumer protection rules related to data services.
Vodacom has backed down over plans to charge customers for data rollover after a public outcry. In a statement on Wednesday, the operator said it will no longer charge for data rollover.