Do you know when we last allocated broadcast spectrum in SA? As a new market entrant, Cell C got its hands on some in 2011, but before that, the big networks last laid claim to chunks of high-demand spectrum back in 2005.

That was before Facebook graced us with its addictive presence. Musical prodigy Billie Eilish was four years old. George W Bush was just starting his second term, Tony Blair his third, and it was the year of Hurricane Katrina. Fifteen years in tech time isn’t just a lifetime, it’s an epoch.

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