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Spectrum standoff must end

Spectrum standoff must end

Government’s secret plans for a national wholesale wireless network, which will have exclusive access to high-demand spectrum, must be withdrawn from the white paper on information and communications technology being prepared for

Top CEOs meet over spectrum impasse

Top CEOs meet over spectrum impasse

The leaders of some of South Africa’s biggest information and communications technology companies, including the four mobile operators, have met and agreed that the only way of resolving the impasse over broadband spectrum

Telkom CEO tears into Icasa over spectrum

Telkom CEO tears into Icasa over spectrum

Telkom CEO Sipho Maseko has hit out at communications regulator Icasa over its planned radio frequency spectrum auction, saying the regulatory authority “tends to make rules on the run”, despite the enormous

Partial privatisation of Infraco on the cards

Partial privatisation of Infraco on the cards

Government will decide this week whether to partly privatise South Africa’s second largest fixed-line operator, Broadband Infraco, as the company runs short of cash, according to two people familiar with the matter. A sale process would interest Vodacom, South Africa’s largest mobile operator by customer numbers, spokesman Byron Kennedy said in e-mailed comments on Tuesday, […]

Hybrid model best approach to spectrum

Hybrid model best approach to spectrum

Big-picture thinking is required to ensure a fair and equitable outcome in the allocation of the available spectrum slated for 4G roll-outs in South Africa. A great deal has been written, and said, about keeping the country’s best

Muthambi distances herself from SABC

Muthambi distances herself from SABC

The ministry of communications has washed its hands of the SABC’s internal problems in what has been described as a move to distance itself from chaos at the public broadcaster. In a statement on Monday

Icasa enforces ‘no work, no pay’ rule on strikers

Icasa enforces ‘no work, no pay’ rule on strikers

The National Trade Union Congress of South Africa (NTUC) has condemned the alleged victimisation of employees at communications regulator following a six-week long strike which ended this week. NTUC spokesman

Telkom may sue Icasa over auction

Telkom may sue Icasa over auction

Telkom has threatened to launch legal action against communications regulator Icasa over a planned spectrum auction. Telecommunications & postal services minister Siyabonga Cwele has asked the high

MTN workers on brink of fresh strike action

MTN workers on brink of fresh strike action

The outcome of a meeting between the Communication Workers Union and MTN management on Tuesday could decide whether or not strike action commences. MTN staff are on the brink of a

Muthambi cracks down on travel costs

Muthambi cracks down on travel costs

The department of communications on Tuesday confirmed that the SABC will from now on need to submit formal requests for all international trips to minister Faith Muthambi – but the public broadcaster is not the only entity required to

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