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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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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Expect lower data prices — Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa has acknowledged that South Africa’s long delay in releasing additional cellular network capacity was due to state incapacity and state capture-era vested interests.
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South Africa’s mobile networks have bid over R8 billion in spectrum auction

Icasa has announced that its spectrum auction is not over, and that mobile network operators have bid already over R8 billion to secure precious cellular network capacity.
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Bring it on — Icasa to Telkom

Industry regulator Icasa has thrown down the gauntlet, essentially daring Telkom to reinstate its interdict to block the long-awaited spectrum auction.
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South Africa’s big network capacity fight — court dates set

The Acting Judge President has set dates for the High Court hearing of Telkom’s case against Icasa’s auction for long-awaited radio frequency spectrum.
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Spectrum trading will make all Icasa’s problems disappear

Telkom is once again obstructing the long-awaited auction of spectrum mobile operators desperately need to expand their broadband data networks. Were ICASA to make spectrum tradeable, Telkom’s objections, as well as those of other telcos, will evaporate like mist before the sun.
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Telkom drops interdict against network capacity auction — for now

Telkom says it will temporarily remove its application to interdict the radio frequency spectrum auction set to happen on 8 March.
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Telkom tactics will hurt South Africa’s economy — Vodacom CEO

Vodacom CEO Shameel Joosub has warned that the impending court battle over the country’s much-anticipated spectrum auction will have a major impact on the economy if it is not resolved urgently.
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