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Four mobile networks in SA makes no sense

Four mobile networks in SA makes no sense

Spectrum access and industry consolidation are urgent imperatives if information and communications technology is to be used as an effective tool in assisting South Africa to achieve the growth objectives of

Cell C hits back at BEE partner

Cell C hits back at BEE partner

Cell C has hit back at its black economic empowerment partner CellSAf, which at the weekend threatened to take the mobile operator to court if it proceeds with a planned restructuring in terms of which

Icasa defers spectrum auction indefinitely

Icasa defers spectrum auction indefinitely

Communications regulator Icasa has deferred a planned auction of high-demand spectrum indefinitely. In a notice published in the Government Gazette, Icasa said it is deferring the timeframe for the award process “until further notice”. The move is

E.tv ordered to retain primetime news

E.tv ordered to retain primetime news

Communications regulator Icasa has turned down a formal request from e.tv to cancel its primetime news bulletin, saying doing so would not be in the public interest. The move is a blow to the free-to-air broadcaster, which

Icasa to hold hearings on spectrum

Icasa to hold hearings on spectrum

Communications regulator Icasa will hold public hearings later this week that will determine how scarce radio frequency spectrum is utilised in future. The idea, according to Icasa, is to update the National Radio Frequency Plan to

Cell C downgraded after ‘missing payments’

Cell C downgraded after ‘missing payments’

South Africa’s third biggest mobile operator, Cell C, has been downgraded after missing an interest payment, S&P Global Ratings has said in a statement. The rating agency downgraded Cell C to “D”. According to the company’s website

TalkCentral: Ep 166 – ‘A trillion dollars’

TalkCentral: Ep 166 – ‘A trillion dollars’

It’s TalkCentral time. In this week’s news-packed episode, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg ask: which will be the first big tech company to reach a market capitalisation of a trillion dollars? Also this week, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft and Alphabet announce

Icasa kicks off telecoms rates review

Icasa kicks off telecoms rates review

Communications regulator Icasa has signalled its intention to review the contentious call termination regulations of 2014, raising the possibility of fresh legal action by the industry. In the past two reviews, Icasa has reduced

ICT white paper ‘not constitutional’

ICT white paper ‘not constitutional’

The national ICT policy white paper does not pass constitutional muster said Leon Louw, executive director of the Free Market Foundation. Louw, speaking at a press conference on Wednesday, slammed the white paper

Icasa lays criminal charges against SABC

Icasa lays criminal charges against SABC

Communications regulator Icasa has laid criminal charges against the SABC for failing to adhere to a ruling it made regarding the withdrawal of its “protest policy”, MPs heard on Wednesday. The broadcaster appeared to have reneged on its agreement to

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