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2:20

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.

3:50

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.

2:50

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.

4:00

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.

3:00
Feb 25, 2021

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.

1:40

ICASA condemns fake 5G-coronavirus theories

The regulator joins the list of voices to dispel claims that 5G is the cause of COVID-19.

4:30

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.

3:30

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.

4:00

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.

2:30

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.

5:30

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.

4:20

ICASA edges closer to filling spots on council

Former ICASA councillors Dr Keabetswe Modimoeng and Peter Zimri are among the recommended nominees to serve on the regulator’s council.

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