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EMFSA Webinar Sunday, the 13th of June Time: 3pm South African Time Webinar Topic: The new WHO (World Health Organization) EMF Project South African Committee and Chair have been appointed. Implications will be discussed during the webinar. Cost: Completely free and open to all. Presenter: Mr. J. Lech Contact us at https://www.emfsa.co.za/contact/ for the link to...
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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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Murgatroyd, M, Bouten, W, Amar, A. A predictive model for improving placement of wind turbines to minimise collision risk potential for a large soaring raptor. J Appl Ecol. 2020; 00: 1– 12.  https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.13799 Win-win for wind energy and eagles 06 January 2021 By BES Press Office Researchers create new tool that allows wind turbine developers to minimise risk of collisions with eagles. The...
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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://www.rcrwireless.com/20201028/5g/vodacom-selects-nokia-5g-services-south-africa By Juan Pedro Tomás on OCTOBER 28, 2020 Nokia announced that it is has deployed 5G radio, core and fixed network solutions across South African operator Vodacom’s network. In a release, the Finnish vendor said that Vodacom is using Nokia’s 2G, 3G, 4G and fiber access networks, as well as 5G fixed wireless access (FWA) and...
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Staff Writer 30 September 2020 Source: https://mybroadband.co.za/news/5g/369541-telecoms-companies-have-the-right-to-build-a-5g-tower-in-your-yard-minister.html An electronic communications network service licensee has the right to enter upon any land to construct electronic communications networks and facilities. This was feedback from Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams who was answering a question in Parliament from the ACDP’s Wayne Maxim Thring. Thring questioned Ndabeni-Abrahams on a new policy that...
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Source https://www.iol.co.za/business-report/economy/telecom-regulator-should-look-into-lowering-price-of-5g-at-auction-b81d0bb3-db3e-45f7-8d39-5b7ae432549a By Siphelele Dludla  JOHANNESBURG – World Wide Worx said on Friday that the telecommunications regulator should look into lowering the price of the 5G frequency spectrum auction so that South Africa could enjoy the best quality internet services. In a study released on Friday, World Wide Worx managing director Arthur Goldstuck said communications...
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Rain had 5,500 active 4G and 447 active 5G sites in South Africa as of the end of April 2020, with plans to increase its footprint to 1,500 sites by December 2021. Ultimately more than 2,000 5G towers in larger metro areas throughout South Africa are planned. Source: Rain’s extraordinary valuation https://mybroadband.co.za/news/cellular/367418-rains-extraordinary-valuation.html?utm_source=newsletter
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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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