South African regulator opens up 6 GHz Wi-Fi spectrum

The lower 6GHz frequency band offers several benefits and a much-needed boost for Wi-Fi services.
Staff Writer
17 May

South African telcos demand tax relief as power cuts bite

Mobile operators have suggested several steps the government can take to mitigate the effects of power cuts on the sector and economy.

Former ICASA exec joins MultiChoice Africa

Dr Keabetswe Modimoeng has been appointed as Corporate Affairs and Stakeholder Relations Group Executive.
Aug 16, 2022

MTN recruits ICASA’s Willington Ngwepe

Operator appoints Ngwepe to serve in newly created position as Chief of Staff in Group CEO’s office.
Mar 8, 2022

SA's overdue spectrum auction to ‘unlock’ digital economy

Parliament’s portfolio committee chairperson lauds the economic prospects of the spectrum auction, as ICASA readies to finally unleash new spectrum.

Massive surge in 5G subscriptions predicted in 2021

Ericsson projects 5G mobile subscriptions will exceed 580 million by year-end, driven by an estimated one million new subscriptions every day.
May 7, 2021

SA's telco industry warns government to release spectrum fairly

Authorities urged to open country’s spectrum to new completion, MNVOs and investment.
Apr 15, 2021

SA’s lower data costs a boon for mobile gaming says Ekasi Esports

Global gaming industry has exploded under lockdown when it was already the third most popular entertainment genre in the world after books and gambling, according to Ekasi Esports.
Feb 4, 2021

EXCLUSIVE: Spectrum auction: A shot in the arm for SA telecoms

The auction of telecom spectrum in South Africa this year will significantly improve cell phone connectivity and continue to drive data prices down says Valde Ferradaz, CEO of Ignition Telecoms and head of its subsidiary, MVN-X.

Vodacom Tanzania preps to pay out M-Pesa customers

Mobile operator announces dividend payment to subscribers of the service over the past year.
Jan 18, 2021

MTN debunks 5G link to COVID-19

The telco says 5G mobile tech has undergone extensive research, with numerous studies finding it has no negative impact on the environment or people.

KaiOS to roll out its first open market device in SA

The digital device and services firm has partnered with retailer Cash Crusaders to make the 3G smart feature phone available.