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  1. Jan

    MTN says 28% contract price hike in line with Treating Customers Fairly Policy

    Increasing data prices by 28% in line with "treat customers fairly" policy, says MTN MTN says increasing the price data contract subscribers pay by over 20%, without the option to cancel, is in line with their "treat customers fairly" policy. Many MTN contract customers received an unpleasant...
  2. Jan

    Spectrum auction only released enough network capacity for 3 to 4 years - MTN boss

    South African mobile networks will need even more spectrum — MTN CEO MTN Group CEO Ralph Mupita has said that although newly assigned spectrum helps South Africa's mobile network operators, more spectrum will likely be needed as technology advances. He also said that delays in releasing...
  3. Jan

    Icasa reveals temporary spectrum solution - networks must reapply

    South Africa's cellular networks must reapply for temporary spectrum The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) has announced that it will reassign temporary radio frequency spectrum given to cellular network operators at the start of South Africa's Covid-19 epidemic...
  4. Jan

    Mobile networks have three months to "wind down" services in temporary spectrum bands

    Shock announcement for cellular networks in South Africa The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa has told mobile network operators to start shutting down the 4G and 5G services they were operating on radio frequency spectrum that was assigned for use during the Covid-19 pandemic.
  5. Jan

    Telkom delaying spectrum to maintain its competitive advantage - Vodacom CEO

    Telkom's big mobile lie Vodacom CEO Shameel Joosub said Telkom does not want Vodacom and MTN to get more spectrum because it wants to maintain its competitive advantage. Speaking to The Nielsen Network, Joosub said Telkom had accused Vodacom and MTN of being a duopoly to limit their ability to...
  6. Hanno Labuschagne

    Broadcasting and mobile network spectrum must be privatised — FMF

    Broadcasting and mobile network spectrum must be privatised — FMF All frequency spectrum used for telecommunications services by mobile network operators and broadcasters in South Africa should be permanently sold for ownership instead of being leased on licence for a limited time. This is the...
  7. J

    Spectrum auction delay is bad news for South Africa - Liquid

    Spectrum auction delay is bad news for South Africa - Liquid Liquid Intelligent Technologies (LIT) has said that delaying the release of high-demand spectrum in South Africa further is "not great" for the country. This comes after Telkom and Etv won an interdict against the Independent...
  8. J

    New spectrum - What you can expect from Vodacom, MTN, Telkom, and Rain

    New spectrum - What you can expect from Vodacom, MTN, Telkom, and Rain The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has issued temporary spectrum to Vodacom, MTN, Telkom, Rain, and Liquid Telecom. This spectrum will be released for the duration of the national state of...
  9. J

    Why Vodacom and MTN desperately need more spectrum

    Why Vodacom and MTN desperately need more spectrum ICASA recently published its ICT COVID-19 National Disaster Regulations, which give guidelines on the temporary assignment of spectrum. This spectrum will be released for the duration of the national state of disaster and is expected to ease...
  10. J

    Mobile operators respond to emergency spectrum allocation

    Mobile operators respond to emergency spectrum allocation Telecoms regulator ICASA recently published its ICT COVID-19 National Disaster Regulations, which give guidelines on the temporary assignment of spectrum. This spectrum will be released for the duration of the national state of disaster...
  11. J

    What networks must do before they can get extra spectrum

    What networks must do before they can get extra spectrum ICASA has published Information and Communications Technology (“ICT”) COVID-19 National Disaster Regulations which give guidelines on the temporary assignment of spectrum. This spectrum will be released for the duration of the national...
  12. J

    The easy solution for better Internet access during lockdown

    The easy solution for better Internet access during lockdown The government has instructed the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) to enable the temporary licensing of all available spectrum bands. Telecoms operators have seen an increase in traffic on their networks...
  13. J

    The biggest winners and losers under the new spectrum policy

    The biggest winners and losers under the new spectrum policy The Department of Communications published its policy on high-demand spectrum in July, an act which paves the way for this valuable resource to be given to operators. While it is encouraging that the spectrum assignment process can...
  14. J

    Department of Communications publishes spectrum policy

    Department of Communications publishes spectrum policy After a series of delays, the Department of Communications has published its policy on high-demand spectrum. According to communications minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, a large portion of the high-demand spectrum will be assigned to the...
  15. J

    Final policy directive on spectrum allocation coming this month

    Final policy directive on spectrum allocation coming this month Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams and her Deputy, Pinky Kekana on Tuesday met with captains of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry, to finalise consultations on their interpretation of the...
  16. J

    South Africa's networks are ready and waiting for 5G spectrum

    South Africa's networks are ready and waiting for 5G spectrum 5G technology is in the process of rolling out worldwide, and promises exponentially faster mobile Internet speeds. Brands such as Samsung, Huawei, and LG have already released smartphones that support 5G, and ICASA has said it will...
  17. J

    Vodacom, MTN, Cell C, and Telkom must pay their spectrum tax

    Vodacom, MTN, Cell C, and Telkom must pay their spectrum tax The Department of Telecommunications wants stricter controls on spectrum “refarming” to ensure that network operators pay the correct licensing fees. This is according to its chief director for radio frequency spectrum, Dick Sono...
  18. J

    Digital TV will be as useless as local loop unbundling

    Digital TV will be as useless as local loop unbundling History is repeating itself in the saga that has unfolded over South Africa’s migration from analogue to digital TV broadcasting.
  19. J

    We do not want spectrum without conditions - MTN

    We do not want spectrum without conditions - MTN Please release the spectrum, Minister Siyabonga Cwele.
  20. Newsfeed

    Why mobile data prices aren’t coming down faster

    Why mobile data prices aren’t coming down faster If the government released spectrum to mobile operators, the price of mobile data would come down faster.
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