Eric Naki
Political Editor
2 minute read
9 Sep 2021
5:10 am

Icasa’s decision will not distract Ntshavheni’s talks with operators, says govt

Eric Naki

The department said Ntshavheni is encouraged by the attitude of the various parties on processes that are beneficial towards national interests.

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The Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies, Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, has noted the decision of the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) to consent to an order setting aside the invitations to apply (ITA) for auctioning of high-demand spectrum and licensing of wireless open access network (Woan ITA). “The decision by Icasa does not detract from the engagements the minister continues to hold with the telecommunications mobile operators and other relevant parties to find an amicable solution towards an urgent release of the spectrum,” the communications and digital technologies department said on Wednesday. The ITAs for auctioning of high-demand spectrum and...