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Communications regulator Icasa said late on Friday that it is nearing a “settlement breakthrough” with telecommunications operators that will allow a planned spectrum auction to proceed. “The ongoing settlement negotiations on spectrum litigation are unfolding well, with a very encouraging outlook. All active litigants have since responded with their various positions on the matters, and there...

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The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) says the ongoing settlement negotiations on spectrum litigation are unfolding well and with a very encouraging outlook. In a statement, the regulator says all active litigants have since responded with their various positions on the matters, and there is an ongoing exchange of constructive engagements between the...

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The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has resolved to extend the temporary radio frequency spectrum assignments issued to licensees, it announced on Thursday. ICASA previously extended access to the temporary spectrum in March, allowing operators to use it for two months – from 1 April 2021 to 31 May 2021. In a statement, the...

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Industry players “should not see and should not even plan” their business models around the temporary spectrum they were assigned, warns Independent Communications Authority of SA (ICASA) chairperson Dr Keabetswe Modimoeng. Modimoeng issued the warning yesterday during ICASA’s briefing on its 2021/22 annual performance plan before Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Communications. Responding to whether the...

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Despite totally opposing views on Huawei, US and South African telecom regulators have decided to learn from each other. The two bodies thus express the importance they attach to the development of their respective telecoms market, where 5G is already accessible to consumers. The South African Independent Communications Authority (ICASA) and the United States Federal Communications...

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Telecoms regulator the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has welcomed yesterday’s ruling by the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) against Telkom on a matter relating to the leasing of facilities between licensed operators. In a statement this afternoon, the regulator says in this matter, Telkom sought to review ICASA’s decision that directed Telkom...

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The Independent Communications Authority of SA (ICASA) is amenable to a settlement discussion over the spectrum allocation, but remains adamant it is not open to mediation over the long-awaited process. The regulator’s plans to auction the spectrum later this month suffered a major setback last week, when it was interdicted by the North Gauteng High...

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Telecoms regulator the Independent Communications Authority of SA (ICASA) remains resolute and will defend the high-demand spectrum licensing process every step of the way, says chairperson Dr Keabetswe Modimoeng. Modimoeng was addressing the litigation challenges ICASA currently faces, noting he cannot give too much detail on the various litigation positions, as this is still before...