President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced major changes to his cabinet that will have a direct bearing on South Africa’s telecommunications and broadcasting industries.
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Government will move with haste to ensure that spectrum suitable for building 5G wireless broadband networks is released to operators and has vowed to avoid repeating the delays in licensing spectrum for 4G.
The CSIR’s report on how much spectrum the agency believes should be assigned to government’s planned wholesale open-access network has finally been released.
Telecoms minister Siyabonga Cwele must immediately release the full report of the CSIR into the spectrum requirements of the planned wholesale open-access network, the Democratic Alliance has said.
Telecommunications & postal services minister Siyabonga Cwele has withdrawn his court action against communications regulator Icasa over the latter’s plan to auction radio frequency spectrum suitable for wireless broadband.
Telecommunications & postal services minister Siyabonga Cwele will issue a policy direction to communications regulator Icasa to license “high-demand” broadband spectrum soon.
The axed former chairman of government’s universal service agency, Usaasa, will not back down despite a legal setback this week and has vowed to continue with a court challenge against the telecoms minister and the public protector.
Fired members of the board of government’s universal service agency, who went to court earlier this month on an urgent basis to stop the implementation of a report by the public protector, have lost their legal challenge.
Telecoms minister Siyabonga Cwele has strongly suggested that the South African government stands ready to intervene on MTN Group’s behalf over the more than $10-billion in demands placed on the telecommunications provider by Nigeria.