wireless open-access network (woan)

  1. Jan

    "We can't leave South Africa's fate in the hands of profit-driven network operators"

    South Africa getting state digital infrastructure company — with a new spectrum policy Communications minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni has announced that the South African government plans to give radio frequency spectrum to a state digital infrastructure company. Ntshavheni’s announcement adds a...
  2. Jan

    Cabinet approves spectrum policy amendment to drop WOAN

    South Africa could shelve plan for national cellular network Cabinet has approved a policy amendment for public comment that would see South Africa’s plan for a national wholesale wireless network operator shelved. Dubbed the wireless open-access network (WOAN), the proposal to establish such...
  3. Jan

    Column: Make spectrum tradeable and all Icasa's problems disappear

    Spectrum tradeability will make all ICASA’s problems disappear It has been 14 years since the last time South Africa’s telecommunications operators received any new radio frequency spectrum. At the time, 3G was still fast, the very first iPhone was not yet available in South Africa, and 4G was...
  4. Jan

    Vodacom files court papers opposing Telkom's interdict of spectrum auction

    Vodacom joins fight against Telkom Vodacom has filed papers in the Pretoria High Court to oppose Telkom’s application for an urgent interdict against the spectrum auction that industry regulator Icasa wants to hold on 8 March 2022. Telkom approached the Pretoria High Court last week Tuesday to...
  5. Jan

    Telkom launched a pre-emptive legal strike to selfishly serve its bottom-line - Icasa

    Telkom launched "pre-emptive strike" — serves "narrow and selfish commercial interests" The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) tore into Telkom on Wednesday after the network operator filed papers in the Pretoria High Court to once again block the auctioning of...
  6. Jan

    Telkom files High Court papers to block spectrum auction - again

    Telkom launches legal strike against spectrum auction Telkom has filed High Court papers to block the Independent Communication Authority of South Africa (Icasa) from going through with an auction of sought-after radio frequency spectrum. Spectrum is the lifeblood of wireless networks...
  7. Jan

    Telkom "concerned" about WOAN exclusion from spectrum ITA

    Telkom slams new spectrum auction Telkom has expressed misgivings about a new auction process announced by industry regulator Icasa on Friday. "Telkom notes the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) statement on the publication of the Invitation to Apply (ITA) in respect...
  8. Jan

    Vodacom and MTN must be forced to compete with us - ISPs

    South Africa's ISPs want to slash mobile data prices — by forcing Vodacom and MTN to compete The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) must force cellular network operators like Vodacom and MTN to compete with Internet service providers on the price of mobile data...
  9. Jan

    Icasa releases new timetables for the licensing of IMT spectrum and the WOAN

    New deadlines for 4G and 5G spectrum auction The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) has announced new timelines for the release of high-demand 4G and 5G International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT) spectrum, and the Wireless Open Access Network (WOAN) published. This...
  10. Jan

    Telkom declares victory as spectrum auction delayed... again

    Back to square one for spectrum auction — Telkom declares victory Telkom says it has been victorious in challenging the approach used by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa to issue precious radio frequency spectrum and licence a national wholesale open access network...
  11. Jan

    Icasa to restart the spectrum auction to avoid drawn-out litigation with Telkom and MTN

    Bad news for cellular networks in South Africa — spectrum auction to be stopped The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) says it has unfortunately not been able to reach an out-of-court settlement with Telkom, E-tv, and MTN regarding their objections to its spectrum...
  12. Jan

    WOAN set up for failure - unless government stops interfering

    WOAN set to fail — but there is one way to make it work The South African government’s ambitious plan to launch a wireless open-access network (WOAN) is doomed to failure unless it allows a company that knows what it’s doing to operate it. Government’s intentions behind the WOAN are ostensibly...
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