The regulator is suspending expedited plans, at least temporarily, for licensing a wholesale open-access network.
Communications regulator Icasa on Tuesday moved to avoid a lengthy court battle over the upcoming spectrum auction, saying it will consent to a high court order.
A wholesale open-access network in Mexico, designed to break the dominance of the incumbent telecommunications operator and once lauded by South Africa’s government, has gone bust.
Icasa said late on Friday that it is nearing a “settlement breakthrough” with telecommunications operators that will allow a planned spectrum auction to proceed.
Government’s plan to create a wholesale open-access network “will serve no useful purpose” and could, in fact, harm consumers – the exact opposite of what it’s meant to achieve, the Free Market Foundation said.
A new report by Africa Analysis, the ICT market research and analysis firm, has shed light on how we can expect the 5G market to evolve in South Africa over the next several years. By Dobek Pater.
The problems with communications regulator Icasa’s invitation to apply for the Woan licence are so significant that we might be witness to a process that will produce a stillborn entity. By Vuyani Jarana.
Communications regulator Icasa will challenge a court application by Telkom seeking to halt the auction of high-demand spectrum licences seen as a key pillar of attracting new investment.
Icasa this week defended its plan to require successful bidders in the upcoming spectrum auction to support a minimum of three mobile virtual network operators amid industry criticism of the idea.
Vodacom South Africa is building a platform to support mobile virtual network operators and expects to launch this soon after the conclusion of the spectrum auction next March.