Plan to force South African ISPs to have black ownership being finalised

The draft regulations send shockwaves through the ISP and telecoms industry because of its strict new BBBEE ownership requirements.
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How a supernova somewhere in the Milky Way can disrupt cellphone signals on Earth

When a massive star dies it can explode into a supernova, releasing a burst of gamma radiation that can be detected millions of light years away and interfere with wireless communications on Earth.
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2020 MyBroadband Awards – Best broadband providers in South Africa announced

Here are South Africa’s top fibre network, Internet service provider, and mobile network.
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5G spectrum frozen due to satellite interference

ICASA has issued a moratorium on spectrum assignments in the 3.6GHz – 3.8GHz band due to interference with satellite transmission.
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South Africa will start to switch off analogue TV transmitters next month

President Cyril Ramaphosa said the digital migration process will be completed by the end of March 2022.
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Cell C drops legal action against new number porting rules in South Africa

Cell C has withdrawn its legal challenge of new number portability regulations published by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA), MyBroadband has learned.
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Strange blunder by ICASA causes spectrum auction mess

The regulator has messed up a core part of its spectrum auction definitions, which has resulted in a legal challenge to resolve the issue.
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Astonishing story behind telecoms blackout at Mpumalanga hospitals and police stations

Kwa-Mahlaba Connect says services can be restored within 30 minutes, but a stalemate is preventing this from happening.
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COVID-19 forces South African telecommunications companies to change

The coronavirus pandemic, and especially the second wave, has forced local telecoms companies to adapt their operations.
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South African criminals are now burning down cellphone towers instead of just stealing from them

Mobile operators in South Africa have reported mysterious fires started at their cellphone towers, which are not aligned with the standard methods of criminals who attempt to steal batteries and copper from these base stations.
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