ISPA asks govt to remove barriers to comms licensing
The Internet Service Providers’ Association calls on government and regulator ICASA to open up the communications licensing arena.
Spectrum impasse hurts efforts to rebuild economy, says minister
Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams slams the impasse over the licensing of high-demand spectrum, saying it hampers government’s economic recovery ambitions.
ICASA resolute emergency spectrum allocation is temporary
Chairperson Dr Keabetswe Modimoeng warns telcos not to plan their business models around the temporary spectrum that was assigned.
ICASA chairperson bemoans telecoms infrastructure vandalism
Battery theft and vandalism at cell tower base stations is nothing short of a treasonous act, ICASA chairperson Dr Keabetswe Modimoeng tells Parliament.
Access to spectrum is a ‘lifeline’, says Cell C CFO
The mobile operator plans to apply for high-demand spectrum and wants to see the application process happen as quickly as possible, says CFO Zafar Mahomed.
ICASA condemns fake 5G-coronavirus theories
The regulator joins the list of voices to dispel claims that 5G is the cause of COVID-19.
UJ’s Prof Marwala clears up 5G myths
As the fifth-generation technology era ramps up, citizens must be educated to position SA strategically, says Professor Tshilidzi Marwala.
Communications ministry entities back Ndabeni-Abrahams
Despite reports of a tumultuous past, the heads and CEOs within minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams’s portfolio have committed their support to ensure delivery of key targets.
Govt wants 80% of population to have Internet access by 2024
Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams signs a performance agreement, agreeing to ensure 80% of the population has access to the Internet in the next four years.
ICASA’s newly-appointed councillors set to take oath of office
The council members will serve a four-year term and execute their mandate in the public interest, while the chairperson will serve the five-year term.
MPs blast Ndabeni-Abrahams on ICASA council conduct
The communications committee snubs minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams’s request to deviate from its recommendation in appointing the ICASA council.