South Africa completes spectrum auction
South Africa’s communications regulator completed a delayed spectrum auction, announcing all six qualifying bidders picked up frequencies in the various spectrum bands on offer and raising a total of ZAR14. 4 billion ($960. 7 million).
South Africa auction on ice after court order
South Africa’s communications regulator was forced to pause a spectrum action scheduled to take place later this month after a court slapped an injunction on the process pending the resolution of a legal challenge from operator Telkom.
MTN takes aim at ICASA over auction rules
MTN Group reportedly threatened legal action against South Africa’s telecoms regulator over rules set for an upcoming spectrum auction, opposing a plan to allow small operators first dibs on certain frequencies.
South Africa regulator responds to spectrum call
South Africa’s regulator ICASA invited operators to apply for additional spectrum which will be released on a temporary basis, responding to government orders, in an effort to meet increased demand caused by the Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.
South Africa regulator takes on competition concerns
The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) opened a consultation seeking views on how to boost competition in the nation’s mobile market, after a review pointed to barriers involving broadband services.
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