Icasa has appealed to Telkom to abandon its legal action aimed at stopping the upcoming spectrum auction, appealing to its “patriotic conscience”.
Communications minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni will oppose Telkom’s application to interdict Icasa over the upcoming spectrum auction.
Telkom tries to achieve through regulatory lobbying what it cannot achieve by means of competing in the market. By Christoph Klein.
The battle between operators for the fixed-wireless home broadband market just stepped up a gear.
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.
Telkom, Vodacom and MTN have withdrawn their legal action against the communications regulator over the planned withdrawal of temporarily assigned spectrum at the end of this month.
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”.
Exclusive | The communications regulator is moving to defuse the looming court battle over its planned withdrawal of Covid-19 temporary spectrum.
Exclusive | Wireless broadband operator Rain has sprung to Icasa’s defence in the communications regulator’s legal showdown with Telkom over temporary spectrum.
MTN South Africa is going uncapped – not on fibre, but on its wireless network, launching uncapped fixed-LTE plans starting at R499/month in a challenge to rival Rain.