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Communications Minister on Readiness for 4IT

Posted by LA Thornton on Monday, January 6, 2020,
The Minister of Communications announced several new initiatives and provided updates on others, in support of its readiness to lead the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) in South Africa.

1.  The appointment (and later withdrawal) of an administrator (of a repurposed universal service agency) to implement digital migration, and repurposing the universal service fund to a 4IR fund

2.  The appointment of an administrator (of a new technology company) to oversee government IT spend

3.  The pending...

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High Demand Spectrum Policy and Policy Direction re licensing of WOAN

Posted by LA Thornton on Wednesday, July 31, 2019,
The Minister of Communications, on 26 July 2019, published policy on high demand spectrum and a policy direction issued to the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) for the licensing of a wireless open access network.

The spectrum policy provides for preferential treatment for assignment of spectrum to WOAN in the 700 MHz, 800 MHz, and 2600 MHz bands.  The assignment of high demand spectrum to others must meet certain conditions, including that the other licensee must pr...
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