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Progress on TV white-spaces spectrum in SA

Progress on TV white-spaces spectrum in SA

South Africa has taken a big step forward towards making television white-spaces spectrum available, a move that could help deliver affordable access to underserviced parts of the country

Vodafone CEO upbeat about SA ICT policy

Vodafone CEO upbeat about SA ICT policy

Vodafone Group CEO Vittorio Colao is optimistic that a breakthrough is near regarding government’s controversial ICT policy white paper, saying a “hybrid” model proposed by local mobile operators, including Vodafone

Journalists named to interim SABC board

Journalists named to interim SABC board

President Jacob Zuma has appointed five members to the interim board of the SABC, with respected journalists among the people named at a crucial time for the financially troubled broadcaster. Zuma said in a statement on Sunday that

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

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