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.
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Icasa has hit back hard at Telkom’s application to interdict the upcoming spectrum auction, warning that if the company is successful, it will serve to entrench Vodacom and MTN’s “duopoly” – the very thing Telkom claims it wants to avoid.
Communications regulator Icasa said on Friday that it will oppose MTN South Africa’s urgent court application challenging a plan that could see smaller operators get first dibs at a crucial band for 5G telecommunications.
Six telecommunications companies have responded to the invitation to apply for access to radio frequency spectrum bands suitable for mobile broadband roll-out, with no real surprises among the names.
Icasa’s recent decision to extend the allocation of emergency spectrum under the Covid-19 disaster regulations to operators to the end of March 2021 now has an added proviso: The companies will have to cough up for it.
Communications regulator Icasa will this week publish the long-awaited invitation to apply (ITA) for so-called high-demand spectrum in the Government Gazette. Here’s what to expect.
Communications regulator Icasa faces its biggest-ever test over the coming six months as it gears up to oversee South Africa’s first-ever auction of broadband telecommunications spectrum.
Icasa will issue two invitations to apply to participate in the spectrum auction and licensing process by no longer than the end of September, the communications regulator said in a statement on Thursday.
President Cyril Ramaphosa approved a small salary increment for councillors at communications regulator Icasa. The new remuneration levels are retrospective with effect from 1 April 2019.
The Democratic Alliance has accused communications minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams of thumbing her nose at parliament after failing to fill six council vacancies at communications regulator Icasa.