Communications regulator Icasa is putting the cart before the horse in forging ahead with plans to licence access to new spectrum bands before it has concluded an inquiry into the mobile broadband services market.
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Telkom dropped a bombshell on South Africa’s telecommunications industry this week when it said it was approaching the Competition Tribunal to object to Vodacom’s roaming agreements with Rain. But why?
Nic Rudnick, the group CEO of Liquid Telecom, sees a future for the company beyond simply providing wholesale and retail connectivity. He wants to reimagine Liquid as a technology solutions company.
Liquid Telecom has appointed industry veteran Deon Geyser as CEO of its South African operation, replacing Reshaad Sha, who left in August to launch his own company.
BriteGaze, the artificial intelligence venture launched by former Liquid Telecom South Africa CEO Reshaad Sha, said on Monday that it has completed a feasibility study for the launch of BriteGaze Fund One.
Operators will no longer have to hand back temporary spectrum assignments, awarded to them under the Covid-19 state of disaster regulations, until the spectrum auction is held in March 2021.
Cisco Systems GM for sub-Saharan Africa Clayton Naidoo will join Liquid Telecom as group chief business officer, where he will be responsible for driving growth, innovation and strategy in the enterprise market.
Liquid Telecom South Africa has made no decision yet about retrenching staff but has begun a consultation process with employees that could – and probably will – lead to job losses in the months ahead.
The Zimbabwean businessman is seeking buyers for 20% to 34% of Liquid Telecommunications Holdings for as much as R10-billion, though Covid-19 is frustrating those efforts, sources say.
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