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Spectrum auction postponed, BEE requirements relaxed

ICASA has made several changes to its invitation to apply for 4G spectrum, including postponing it yet again and relaxing its BEE requirements.

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Big fight over Vodacom and MTN overcharging for toll-free calls

There is a battle brewing between mobile operators and voice service providers over the cost of toll-free calls.


New national LTE-A network for South Africa

iBurst owner WBA has announced a multi-billion-rand investment in a new high-speed LTE-A national data network for South Africa.


South Africa’s spectrum process is slow, complex, and holding back innovation

The process for allocating new spectrum in South Africa is overly complicated, regulatory expert Mike Silber has said.

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ICASA stands ground on spectrum auction, extends deadline

ICASA has extended the application deadline for sought-after LTE frequency spectrum.

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Telkom sabotage: SDCs torn apart, MSANs damaged, fibre cables cut

Telkom CEO Sipho Maseko has thanked employees who were picking up the pieces of network sabotage.

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New Seacom point of presence in UK

Seacom has strengthened its international IP/MPLS network by going live with a point of presence in Slough, just outside of London.

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Can ISPs be held liable if their subscribers are pirates?

Adams & Adams senior associate Nicole Smalberger sheds light on whether Internet Service Providers can be held liable for their subscribers’ copyright infringement.

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SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket explodes, takes Facebook satellite with it

A Falcon 9 rocket has exploded during a static-fire test at Cape Canaveral, taking its payload with it.

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Union slams judge in Telkom retrenchment case

The Communication Workers Union has cried foul over a damning labour court ruling handed down against it on Tuesday.

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