MTN boss says SA lost 15 years of development over spectrum delay

MTN boss Ralph Mupita contends that the delay by the South African government in the release of spectrum cost the country about a decade and a half’s worth of development.  

Speaking at a PSG Think Big webinar this week, Mupita said that MTN South Africa has 179 megahertz of multiband spectrum — after the recent spectrum auction — and “that’s the same as Zambia, which is a  much smaller market … Markets like Nigeria and others have more spectrum.” 

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Anathi Madubela
Anathi Madubela is a business journalist with a keen interest in the retail sector.

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