Government intervenes in temporary spectrum standoff

Communications department says courts 'should be an option of last resort’

24 October 2021 - 00:01 By Thabiso Mochiko

The department of communications & digital technologies will intervene in the standoff between mobile network companies and the telecoms regulator over the expiry of temporary spectrum in an attempt to find “an amicable solution”. 

In April last year, after SA went into hard lockdown, the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) issued temporary spectrum, a radio frequency used for the rollout and access of super-fast internet...

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