Radio Spectrum

Sep 24, 2019  |  ICASA Finally Edges Towards Spectrum Allocation In South Africa

South Africa is finally making its way towards the much-awaited allocation of high-demand spectrum, with the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) revealing that a document containing licencing criteria would be released by the end of the year. The ...


Sep 20, 2019  |  NCC Threatens To Imprison Illegal Users Of 5.4GHz Frequency Band In Nigeria

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has threatened to imprison and fine companies who illegally occupy the 5.4GHz frequency band in Nigeria. The Commission has gone as far as saying that it will even confiscate equipment being used by some of ...


Sep 17, 2019  |  High Cost Of Spectrum Leaves Millions Unconnected In Africa -GSMA Report

According to a new report by the GSMA, the negative impacts of the high cost of spectrum on consumers can no longer be disregarded. The GSMA released the report titled ‘The Impact of Spectrum Prices on Consumers’ at the ITU ...


Aug 28, 2019  |  Nigeria Explores The Potentials Of Spectrum For Economic Growth

Spectrum is more than just the core component of the telecommunications industry; it is also a significant contributor to the African economy. As a scarce resource, the manner in which it is allocated determines whether it will lead to significant ...


South Africa’s Telcos Give Mixed Reactions To New Spectrum Directive

There has been mixed reactions from South Africa’s mobile operators, but also a sense of optimism, as they ponder the implications of the new policy directive on spectrum allocation recently announced by the country’s Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies, ...

South Africa Delays Anticipated Spectrum Auction

The South African government has published a policy directive that announces that it will now allow smaller telecommunications companies to share in the national wireless network, a move that further delays the nation’s long-awaited spectrum auction. Vodacom and MTN, the ...

South Africa’s Final Spectrum Policy To Be Issued Soon -Minister

After many years of delays, South Africa’s long-anticipated final policy directive on spectrum allocation will be released to the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) any day now. The announcement was made recently by the country’s Communications and Digital ...