The news this week that government has again kicked the spectrum licensing can down the road is further evidence that it isn’t taking the needs of the sector seriously enough.
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Communications minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has dashed hopes for the urgent licensing of new broadband spectrum to mobile operators.
Communications minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams said on Tuesday evening that her department has paid Icasa the first tranche of its annual budget, a day after the communications regulator said it would take her to court to secure the funds.
Icasa on Monday said it has instructed its attorneys to file papers against communications minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams and her department in a dispute over its funding.
Ah, that old trope, “market failure”. Economic development minister Ebrahim Patel trotted it out several times this week while unveiling the Competition Commission’s provisional findings into the data service market.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed members of the Presidential Commission on the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Government said it’s moving towards finalising the policy directive on radio frequency spectrum allocation, which will finally lead to the licensing of 4G-suitable spectrum.
Keabetswe Modimoeng has been appointed as interim chair of communications regulator Icasa’s decision-making council following the axing last week of Rubben Mohlaloga.
Communications minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has removed Rubben Mohlaloga, chairman and councillor of communications regulator Icasa, from office.