EXPLAINER | The fight over spectrum has been difficult but it'll bring in R8bn when it's auctioned

2022-01-26 08:53:00 PM

EXPLAINER | The fight over spectrum has been difficult but it'll bring in R8bn when it's auctioned

EXPLAINER | The fight over spectrum has been difficult but it'll bring in R8bn when it's auctioned

The allocation of high demand spectrum could be a game changer for the telecom industry and the country. But policy delays and legal disputes have long delayed the allocation process.

In the 2020 SONA, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the licensing of the spectrum at the end of that year - it did not happen. (Twitter, @PresidencyZA)For more stories go to Now picture the inconvenience of having to switch between the two devices. You must now go outside to get a good signal to make a long-distance call, but switch to another device if you want to contact someone inside the same building.

This is an issue mobile operators have long been able to work around when it comes to transmitting voice, because the existing mobile phone infrastructure and the available spectrum easily allowed phones to transmit over great distances and through walls.

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