Even as SA’s telecoms regulator hopes to reach a settlement with mobile operators over the long-delayed radio frequency spectrum auction by August, Telkom and MTN are still gearing up to go to court in July. 

The high cost of electronic communication in SA has largely been blamed on a lack of competition and the “spectrum crunch”. Fixing this issue has become a key part of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s economic recovery plan, but its  implementation has been delayed often...

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