Good news for mobile networks as ICASA extends temporary spectrum allocation

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Good news for mobile networks as ICASA extends temporary spectrum allocation

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has extended the allocation of temporary radio frequency spectrum assigned to mobile operators to deal with increased network traffic during the COVID-19 pandemic.

"The Council of ICASA has resolved to review the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) COVID-19 National Disaster Regulations and extend the temporary radio frequency spectrum assignments issued to licensees for another two months," ICASA stated.

This means that the emergency spectrum, which was due to expire at the end of March 2021, will now be available to mobile operators until 31 May 2021.
 
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