Communications minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni remains convinced that a state-owned network infrastructure company can trump the private sector. She is mistaken.
The auction of mobile broadband spectrum will continue into next week after already raising more than the R8-billion expected.
The cabinet has decided to scrap government plans to license a wholesale open-access network in South Africa.
The solution to all the central-planning madness involved in awarding broadband spectrum in South Africa is simple: make it all tradeable. By Ivo Vegter.
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.