Wireless network capacity auction won’t happen as planned, says Telkom

Telkom says it is unlikely that Icasa will be able to hold a fresh auction for high-demand spectrum by its target date.
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Cell C shareholder opposes licence control transfer

CellSAf has objected to Cell C’s plan to transfer control of its licenses to Blue Label’s The Prepaid Company.
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Starlink is illegal in South Africa

Icasa has warned the South African public against buying Starlink.
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Telkom wants spectrum auction delayed

The telecoms company has argued that preparatory studies still needed to be conducted before South Africa’s next spectrum auction could take place.
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Cell C still owes R288 million for spectrum — Communications department

Cell C must reportedly still pay R288.2 million for the spectrum it acquired in an auction held a year and a half ago.
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Icasa approves E-tv, SABC radio frequency licence changes

Industry regulator Icasa has approved applications from South Africa’s free-to-air broadcasters to amend their radio frequency spectrum licences as part of the country’s analogue TV switch-off.
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Icasa launches online platform to manage phone numbers in South Africa

Industry regulator Icasa has launched its online Numbering Portal, allowing operators that own phone number ranges to more easily manage the resources.
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Icasa plans to hold spectrum auction in early 2024

Industry regulator Icasa is currently planning to hold a second auction for high-demand 4G and 5G radio frequency spectrum.
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Icasa appoints new acting chairperson

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa has appointed councillor Yolisa Kedama as its new acting chairperson.
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South Africa must build regulatory sandboxes, not sand houses — including Icasa

Economist Sifiso Skenjana argues that telecoms and broadcasting sector regulator Icasa should launch a regulatory sandbox similar to the one the SA Reserve Bank ran for crypto assets and blockchain technology.
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