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Communications regulator Icasa has won a high court battle against iBurst parent Wireless Business Solutions, with the court finding that the telecommunications operator was using radio frequency spectrum without paying the required licence fees. The judgment

While all the focus in the telecommunications industry is on the fight over call termination rates, an even more important battle is looming large, this time over access to radio frequency spectrum. Billions of rand are at stake as South Africa’s big telecommunications operators

MTN has a “number of options on the table” if the sale of spectrum is included in Vodacom’s looming deal to buy Neotel. “If the transferability of spectrum is something that becomes kosher in a market context, we’d be in a position to capitalise on that change,” MTN

Vodacom has settled a longstanding dispute with the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) over suggestions that the mobile operator owed the telecommunications regulator more than R77m in unpaid fees for the use of radio frequency spectrum

So, Vodacom is in exclusive talks to buy Neotel. There’s no surprise there – that Neotel is for sale is one of the telecommunications industry’s worst-kept secrets. But if the deal goes ahead, which is far from certain, it could spark further, arguably much-needed consolidation in the sector

Wireless Business Solutions subsidiary, telecommunications provider Broadlink, has unveiled plans to build a satellite hub at the Teraco data centre in Isando, east of Johannesburg. The hub will be launched in 2014. The satellite hub will be located at the Teraco

Talk of consolidation in the telecommunications industry is rife, with speculation growing that a number of operators are either in play or may soon be. But how might a flurry of mergers and acquisitions play out? At the centre of current speculation is Neotel. Licensed

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa’s council has resolved that the body’s inspectors should no longer seize equipment of operators believed to be making use of radio frequency spectrum unlawfully, TechCentral has learnt from a well-placed source. This follows the seizure earlier

It appears the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) is not going let up in in its effort to tackle companies it believes are not paying their dues for use of radio frequency spectrum. The authority on Wednesday raided the facilities of an Eastern Cape telecommunications operator, just weeks

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) is owed more than R500m by companies and government departments related to their use of spectrum and other electronic communication issues, the Democratic Alliance said on Tuesday. According