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South African mobile operators seek lower spectrum prices - study

Monday 17 August 2020 | 10:23 CET | News
South Africa's mobile operators are calling for lower spectrum pricing, saying high fees may be a barrier to 5G growth, according to the interim results of a study by local research firm World Wide Worx. The study of prospects for 4G and 5G  finds that emergency temporary spectrum, and the promise of permanent spectrum by the end of 2020, may have given a glimmer of hope to operators wanting to roll out 5G. However, spectrum pricing and regulation delays are affecting efficient and cost-effective deployment of both 4G and 5G, it said.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Cell C / ICASA / MTN South Africa / Seacom / Telkom / Vodacom South Africa
Countries: South Africa
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