ICASA does not wish to extend temporary radio frequency licences

rpm

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Bad news for South African mobile data prices

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has said that it does not wish to extend temporary radio frequency licences given to mobile networks beyond 31 May 2021.

This is bad news for South African mobile subscribers, as South Africa’s mobile network operators have long maintained that for prices to continue coming down, new spectrum needs to be released.
 

Gudnews

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More like bad news for the service providers. The ability to widen profit margins will have to wait.
 

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There isn't a direct correlation between the two. We were overpaying in any case before the temporary spectrum.
 

bwana

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This is bad news for South African mobile subscribers, as South Africa’s mobile network operators have long maintained that for prices to continue coming down, new spectrum needs to be released.
Or they could just dial back on the greed a hair? I realise they have shareholders to account to but they also have clients.
 
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