SA’s telecoms regulator chose to hold off  a court date on Monday, where it had been set to appeal against a judgment from March that had halted the spectrum auction process, an indication that it is in favour of an out-of-court negotiation taking place with mobile operators. 

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 big part of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s economic recovery plan, but its implementation has been delayed often...

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