Browsing: Quraysh Patel

Screamer Telecommunications, which is accused using spectrum in the 2,6GHz band without a spectrum licence, has pleaded innocence, with its lawyers arguing on Wednesday that a contract between it and signal distribution company Sentech entitled it to use the spectrum in question and that the real question

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa’s (Icasa’s) complaints and compliance committee was meant to hear a complaint laid against Screamer Telecoms this week but has had to postpone the matter until September because its star witness, Sebastian Meyer, who investigated

The dispute over Screamer Telecommunications’ alleged unlawful use of radio frequency spectrum owned by state-owned broadcasting signal distributor Sentech is finally coming to a head, with the complaints and compliance committee of the Independent Communications

Telecommunications regulator, the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa), and members of the SA Police Service on Friday raided the head office and two satellite offices of controversial Internet service provider

State-owned Sentech plans to spend R814m over three years to build a national wireless broadband network. The company’s management team last week provided the first insights into its plans

“Sentech is dysfunctional.” These were the opening words of a column my colleague Duncan McLeod wrote in September last year. Make no mistake: the state-owned signal distributor was in more trouble

Last year, the auditor-general was concerned about state-owned broadcasting signal distributor Sentech’s ability to continue as a going concern. But the company appears to be on the mend following

Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) CEO Themba Dlamini will in early February reveal findings of a detailed investigation into radio frequency spectrum allegedly used by Screamer Telecoms, an Internet service provider

If you think 2010 disappeared in a flash, you’re not the only one. It’s been a tumultuous and fast-paced year in local IT and telecommunications, especially in politics. Communications minister Siphiwe Nyanda was axed, replaced