Tag: spectrum

Icasa: Mobile operators set to bid for spectrum from Friday

Icasa will publish the invitations for its licensing process of Wireless Open Access Network and IMT spectrum by Friday. The allocation of spectrum to mobile networks has been on high demand with both government and companies demanding the service. Joining CNBC Africa to unpack the spectrum auction is Dimakatso Qocha, Councillor at ICASA.

Spectrum wars: Telkom wants Icasa to look into current spectrum trading deals, here’s why

On Sunday the Competition Commission extended the deadline for mobile networks to reduce data prices within the next 2 months after a report revealed that South Africa has the most expensive data prices in Africa.

Why this union believes Telkom’s retrenchment threat is a ruse to influence spectrum auction

The Communications Workers Union says it represents about 41 per cent of Telkom workforce and says the company is using retrenchment as a threat to toughen its case for a bigger spectrum allocation. CNBC Africa's Karabo Letlhatlha spoke to the president of the Communications Workers Union, Clyde Mervin and asked how the 2012 retrenchments differ to 2020.

Telkom CEO pens open letter to SA’s leaders on how to fix economy

Telkom CEO pens open letter to SA’s leaders on how to fix economy

South Africa's telecoms oppose government plan on shared network

Government proposed that spectrum be pooled and given to a new national wholesale open-access network operator.