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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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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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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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Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams. Picture: Ntswe Mokoena/GCIS By ANA Reporter Aug 24, 2020 Cape Town – Parliament should take disciplinary steps against Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams for defying the National Assembly by not appointing the full list of nominees for the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) council, the Democratic Alliance said on Monday....
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Picture Courtney Africa/African News Agency (ANA) By Ayanda Mdluli  Aug 24, 2020 Sizwe Africa IT Group, a black empowerment IT company awarded the Department of Education in the Eastern Cape e-learning contract, and electronics manufacturing giant Samsung, who got the bulk of the contract to supply 55 000 tablets, have been caught in a tug...
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Bradley Prior 22 August 2020 Telkom has lost a case against Vodacom in the Pretoria High Court over the latter’s use of Telkom’s ducts and sleeves to roll out its fibre network. This outcome is great news for South African customers, who could see fewer obstacles impeding their preferred fibre network from installing infrastructure in...
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Source https://mybroadband.co.za/news/telecoms/359671-communications-minister-rejects-parliaments-candidates-for-icasa-report.html Staff Writer 12 July 2020 Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has questioned the suitability of ICASA council candidates sent to her by Parliament, according to a report in the Sunday Times. The report stated that the National Assembly provided Ndabeni-Abrahams with a ranked list of 10 candidates for positions on the ICASA council on 5...
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Source: https://mybroadband.co.za/news/broadband/355821-temporary-spectrum-what-vodacom-mtn-telkom-and-rain-are-doing.html?source=newsletter Staff Writer 12 June 2020 The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) licensed temporary spectrum to Vodacom, MTN, Telkom, Rain, and Liquid Telecom in April. The temporary spectrum is aimed at easing network congestion and help mobile operators to maintain the quality of their broadband services and lower the cost of access to consumers....
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EMFSA QUESTIONS Are the emergency spectrum allocations being used to promote the sale of 5G enabled smartphones? MTN’s 5G enabled phones are not cheap. Who will be able to afford these phones? Who will really benefit from 5G? We refer to our post from 2019: Who Will Benefit? South Africa, 4IR, Smart Cities, 5G (For...
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Monday 18 May 2020 | 08:46 CET | News Telecom infrastructure company Helios Towers plans to acquire additional mobile-phone tower sites in South Africa from Eagle Towers, Bloomberg reported. The company first entered South Africa in 2019 through a partnership with Vulatel that brought the group 500 sites. It will add another 65 with this deal,...
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