Icasa will release emergency spectrum to help mobile operators meet the spike in demand for broadband services due to many people working at home during South Africa’s 21 day lockdown. Acting Chair of the telecoms regulator, Keabetwse Modimoeng joins CNBC Africa for more.
The Independent Communications Authority of SA has gone ahead with plans to speed up the roll-out of 5G infrastructure. Icasa has started with its 5G licensing process as well as publishing detailed proposals on how five bands of new 4G spectrum will be licensed. Joining CNBC Africa to discuss this is Icasa CEO, Willington Ngwepe.
ICASA has been anxious that MultiChoice group is using its dominant position in the market to limit competition in the streaming market. MultiChoice has submitted that streaming services such as Netflix pose a significant threat to its operations in South Africa and are therefore calling on ICASA to regulate international streaming services. For more CNBC Africa is joined by Botlenyana Mokhele, a Councillor at ICASA
South African users of data packages will have to hold on a little longer as the independent communication authority of South Africa has extended the deadline for certain networks.
South African users of data packages will have to hold on a little longer as the independent communication authority of South Africa has extended the deadline for certain networks to implement the roll over data service. This service will enable data users to transfer unused from one month over to the next without worrying about data expiration. The deadline for the change of legislation was scheduled for today however the ICASA board has extended the deadline for certain networks. ICASA has extended the date for the implementation of the regulations to 12 April 2019.
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As the bureaucratic process takes its usual meandering course, there have been sporadic calls in the media for the #DataMustFall campaign to be resurrected.