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ICASA intends to oppose litigation by Telkom on temporary spectrum

Thursday 14 October 2021 | 16:46 CET | News
The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has declared that it has resolved to oppose the litigation brought by Telkom to prevent the expiry of the temporary Covid-19 spectrum allocation. ICASA believes that the circumstances and considerations behind releasing the spectrum at the onset of the pandemic never meant a long-term or semi-permanent licensing. The regulator said it would therefore be derelict in its duty if it were to perpetuate what is now becoming an anti-competitive, unfair, and unjust spectrum licensing regime, under the guise of pandemic relief. 

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