What the sale of mobile telecommunication spectrum means for South Africans

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) started its auction process of high-demand spectrum on Tuesday 8 March — allowing eligible mobile network operators to bid for international mobile telecommunication (IMT) spectrum licences.

This is the first time in more than a decade that mobile network operators in the country have the opportunity to bid for spectrum licences. Six operators — Cell C, Liquid Telecoms, MTN, Rain Networks, Telkom and Vodacom — qualified as bidders

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Eunice Stoltz
Eunice Stoltz is a general news reporter at the Mail & Guardian.

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