ICASA receives 6 submissions in response to the Invitation to Apply for the IMT spectrum

SUBMISSIONS IN RESPONSE TO THE INVITATION TO APPLY FOR THE INTERNATIONAL MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS SPECTRUM

28 December 2020

Pretoria – The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA / the Authority) has received six (6) submissions of applications in response to the Invitation to Apply (ITA) for the International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT) spectrum issued on 2 October 2020.

Submissions were received from the following entities, in no particular order:

  1. Cell C
  2. Rain Networks
  3. Vodacom
  4. Telkom
  5. Liquid Telecoms
  6. MTN

The Authority has noted a further submission from Women Building a Better Society (WBBS) but unfortunately, the application reached the Authority after the cut-off time i.e. 16h00, and was not accepted.

In terms of the ITA, ICASA has made available the IMT spectrum bands in the 700MHz, 800MHz, 2600MHz, and 3500MHz bands for assignment to qualifying applicants.

Read more at: https://www.icasa.org.za/news/2020/submissions-in-response-to-the-ita-for-the-imt-spectrum

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