- Apr 4, 2014
The main objective is to take out large chunk of spectrum from Telkom. It is why Vodacom do not object it. In the long term it can also afect iBurst and others if these companies do not rollout LTE at all or not fast enough. As a common practice these companies use LTE assigned spectrum for business-to-business cmmunication.
per the articleI do agree, that Telkom reusing the 2300MHz band for LTE, when it was intended for Fixed Wireless POTS, is wrong.
This gives Telkom an unfair advantage over Vodacom, MTN & Cell C, as Telkom now have access to double the spectrum the others have access to.
Telkom Fixed and Mobile should not be allowed to just share spectrum between themselves, as this was the very reason the Neotel/Vodacom deal fell through.
Telkom said its licence does not preclude mobile usage, responding to Cell C’s proposal.
While it has a legacy point-to-multipoint network in the 2.3GHz and 2.4GHz bands, this is a separate spectrum licence from Telkom’s assignment that is being used for LTE and 4G services.