Icasa on Tuesday said it has received reports of 113 “network towers” across the country having been attacked by criminals in recent days as unprecedented violence and looting grip the country.
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Icasa said late on Friday that it is nearing a “settlement breakthrough” with telecommunications operators that will allow a planned spectrum auction to proceed.
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.
South Africa’s communications regulator, Icasa, has signed a memorandum of understanding with the US Federal Communications Commission that will see the two regulators collaborate and share ideas.
Icasa has extended the temporary allocation of emergency spectrum under South Africa’s disaster management regulations by two months. This is after the authority’s spectrum auction was delayed by legal action.
The communications regulator on Wednesday welcomed the supreme court of appeal’s decision not to grant Telkom leave to appeal in its legal battle with Vodacom over the use of access to its ducts.
Communications regulator Icasa will pursue a legal appeal against a high court judgment that slammed the brakes on the spectrum auction. But has also said it is open to an out-of-court agreement.
Communications regulator Icasa on Tuesday confirmed that Monday’s court judgment in favour of Telkom means the spectrum auction cannot proceed later this month. The agency is now preparing for a legal battle.
A day after the high court handed Telkom an interdict, halting Icasa from licensing new broadband spectrum at the end of March, Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has raised mediation as a possible solution to the impasse.
Communications regulator Icasa said on Monday that it will delay by a month publication of the names of the bidders who have qualified to take part in South Africa’s upcoming spectrum auction.