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19th March 2021 Rain had 5,500 active 4G and 447 active 5G sites in South Africa as of the end of April 2020. https://mybroadband.co.za/news/cellular/367418-rains-extraordinary-valuation.html According to TechCentral, Rain has nearly 7 000 4G sites and 685 5G towers in use (as at the end of December 2020). “….The aim is to increase this to 1 150 towers by February...
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ICASA notes the outcome of Telkom’s application to interdict ICASA from proceeding with the auction process in terms of the Invitation To Apply (“ITA”) for high demand spectrum as well as the ITA for the Wireless Open Access Network (“WOAN”) both of which were issued on 2 October 2020. Pretoria – The Independent Communications Authority...
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Source: Connecting Africa http://www.connectingafrica.com/author.asp?section_id=761&doc_id=767928&&utm_s by Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa 3/9/2021 South Africa’s long-awaited spectrum auction has once again hit a major speed bump after local operator Telkom won a court interdict to stop the auction process, which was supposed to take place at the end of this month. The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa...
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Post updated 23 December 2020 to include ICASA’s response: •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”) for high...
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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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