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Post updated 23 December 2020 to include ICASA’s response: Image: ICASA •ICASA CONTINUES TO RECEIVE SUBMISSIONS OF APPLICATIONS DESPITE TELKOM’S COURT APPLICATION 23 December 2020 Pretoria – The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (“ICASA/the Authority”) received a court application on Tuesday, 22 December 2020, filed by Telkom in respect of the Invitation to Apply (“ITA”)...
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Vodacom Group Media release https://www.vodacom.com/news-article.php?articleID=7592 Vodafone and AST SpaceMobile unveil launch plans for space-based mobile network initially reaching 1.6 billion people Thursday, 17 December 2020 •AST & Science LLC (“AST SpaceMobile”) secures necessary funding for first phase commercial launch of space-based mobile network. •Project aims to transform mobile network coverage for the 49 largest countries in...
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Updates from NTP, Japan, Korea & WHO Source: https://microwavenews.com/news-center/glore-2020 https://twitter.com/MicrowaveNews/status/1330942527252344840?s=20
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Source: https://mybroadband.co.za/news/fibre/373135-great-news-for-south-africans-waiting-for-fibre.html Hanno Labuschagne 7 November 2020 The rollout of fibre in South Africa could soon be faster and more effective, according to major fibre network operators. This is if the regulations contained in the Proposed Policy and Policy Direction on the Rapid Deployment of Electronic Communications Networks and Facilities come into effect. This policy...
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Source: https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/11/nasa-objects-to-new-megaconstellation-citing-risk-of-catastrophic-collison/ ERIC BERGER 11/3/2020 NASA has formally commented (PDF) on a request by a US company to build a mega-constellation of satellites at an altitude of 720km above the Earth’s surface, citing concerns about collisions. This appears to be the first time that NASA has publicly commented on such an application for market access, which is...
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The ST-Flex “SuperTower” This is an aerial tethered tower with a maximum flight altitude of a 1000 ft (305 m) and a helium top off interval of 7+ days. https://www.altaeros.com/ The “SuperTower” uses an aerostat platform, combined with automation and control software, to deploy radios and antennas over four times higher than traditional cell towers...
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Source: https://mybroadband.co.za/news/telecoms/371451-telkom-lodges-complaint-against-vodacom-and-rains-partnership.html Staff Writer 14 October 2020 Telkom approached the Competition Tribunal today to declare the suite of spectrum arrangements between Vodacom and Rain as a merger. According to Telkom, this merger should have been notifiable in terms of the Competition Act. Telkom contends that the merger is notifiable because the multiple agreements between Vodacom...
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Source: https://mybroadband.co.za/news/telecoms/369867-the-reason-why-vumacam-poles-are-much-taller-than-the-camera-domes.html?utm_source=newsletter Staff Writer 7 October 2020 Vumacam poles with grey camera domes have been rolled out across Johannesburg, and one thing which stands out is that the height of the poles far exceeds the height of the domes. The reason for this additional height is to make it possible to carry extra infrastructure such...
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4th October 2020 Photo by Martin Sanchez on Unsplash   In April 2020 ICASA made available International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT) spectrum in the 700 MHz, 800 MHz, 2300 MHz, 2600 MHz and 3500 MHz bands for temporary assignment for the duration of the National State Disaster. This was supposed to help operators meet the spike in demand due...
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