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ICASA extends emergency mobile spectrum until March but starts charging fees

Monday 30 November 2020 | 10:11 CET | News
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The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has approved the amendment of the ICT Covid-19 National State of Disaster Regulations in order to extend the temporary assignment of spectrum to mobile operators to no later than 31 March 2021, from a previous deadline 30 November. It has also resolved that licensees who wish to continue using the frequencies must pay the prescribed licence fees. When it released the spectrum initially to meet high demand during lockdown, ICASA did not require any usage fees.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: ICASA
Countries: South Africa
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