Icasa said on Monday that it still more time to probe South Africa’s subscription television industry and come up with possible regulations.
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Icasa has wrapped up the long-awaited spectrum auction. This is the full, unedited statement issued by the regulator following the conclusion of the process on Thursday.
Icasa has vetted and approved all six companies that bid to take part in next month’s radio frequency spectrum auction for mobile broadband services.
Telkom and Icasa are playing a game of chicken ahead of a planned spectrum auction next month. The stakes could not be higher.
Six companies, including Telkom, have applied to participate in the disputed upcoming auction by Icasa of radio frequency spectrum.
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.
Following a meeting with the CEOs of six of South Africa’s telecommunications infrastructure operators on Monday, Icasa is moving to license access to “provisional spectrum”.