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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...
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Not only does ICASA (The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa) face legal action from Telkom but the Mafadi Consortium has joined Telkom in criticising ICASA’s spectrum allocation plan, demanding a review of the process. IT Web News Publication reports: Mafadi Consortium has joined Telkom in criticising #ICASA’s #spectrum allocation plan, demanding a review of...
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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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Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams Minister of Communications in South Africa | Member of African National Congress (ANC) Tuesday, December 15, 2020 Communications and Digital Technologies SOEs merge: https://tinyurl.com/yc8pcblv Extract: The performance agreement with the President is legally binding and will be used for measuring the success of the department. Targets in the agreement include the following: Eighty...
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Source: ICASA https://www.icasa.org.za/news/2020/fees-for-the-extended-use-of-the-temporary-radio-frequency-spectrum 27 November 2020 Pretoria – In light of the fact that the auctioning of the high demand spectrum will occur in March 2021, the Council of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA/Authority) has approved the amendment of the ICT COVID-19 National State of Disaster Regulations in order to extend the validity...
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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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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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30 September 2020 DR KEABETSWE MODIMOENG, ANNOUNCING PLANS FOR THE LICENSING OF HIGH DEMAND SPECTRUM AND THE WIRELESS OPEN-ACCESS NETWORK https://www.icasa.org.za/news/2020/plans-for-the-licensing-of-high-demand-spectrum-and-the-woan Spectrum that mobile operators can bid for: The following spectrum has been set aside for the Woan: IMT700: 1 x 20MHz;IMT2600: 1 x 30MHz; and ICASA announced that the Invitation to Apply (ITA) for...
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The auction for the high demand spectrum has been delayed to no later than 31 March 2021. According to research by World Wide Worx, mobile networks have noted that the emergency spectrum they received – particularly in the 700-800 MHz bands – is “dirty spectrum.” This is because this spectrum is degraded by interference, meaning...
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Minister of Communications Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams and her husband Thato. Picture: Siyabulela Duda/GCIS By Ayanda Mdluli Johannesburg – A draft forensic audit report commissioned by the Universal Service Access Agency (Usaasa) of SA in 2011 made adverse findings against a number of employees in the organisation which included the businessman and now husband of Communications Minister...
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