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In just four days SA has provided a massive potential boost to the economy by finally opening the road to high-speed broadband — but it has taken 17 years to get here.

The long-delayed auction of radio spectrum suitable for high-speed data access, first planned for 2016, finally went ahead this week, entirely online. The last significant spectrum allocation in SA took place in 2005 which led to the rollout of 3G networks...

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