Spectrum auction mess — announcement coming soon

Hanno Labuschagne

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Spectrum auction mess — announcement coming soon

South African telecommunication companies are trying to settle a wireless spectrum auction dispute with the industry regulator out of court to avoid a prolonged legal battle.

“Mediation efforts” are underway to find a simpler and faster way forward, MTN Group Ltd. Chief Executive Officer Ralph Mupita said in an interview. The Johannesburg-based company, which has the second-most subscribers in the country, and smaller operator Telkom SA SOC Ltd. have both appealed to courts about the planned structure of the auction.

“Discussions are encouraging and we need to find each other between now and the middle of September,” Mupita said. “We want a solution soon, and we are heavily invested to find it out of court.”

[Bloomberg]
 

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Meanwhile in a dark cave somewhere in Oudtshoorn...

All the WISP's be like painting themselves with glow in the dark paint shouting "Hello, anyone hear us..." only for their pleas to be lost into the abyss.

Give C-ECNS license holders spectrum if you serious about improving cost of communications in SA
 

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa in June criticized the decision to make a legal appeal against the auction, saying further spectrum delays are against the interests of the population.
He should shut his cakehole. After more than 10 years of things masquerading as Ministers of Communications, he should really be the last person to talk about it.
 
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