TOBY SHAPSHAK: Spectrum outrage is a nadir for Icasa
The regulator is its own worst enemy in this bid to rebalance the cellular industry. Its foolish tactics will cause further delays
Irrational justifications for eccentric decisions have been a hallmark of the government’s response to Covid. The alcohol bans, the freeze on e-commerce during lockdown and the continued enforcement of a curfew are some of the lowlights.
Now the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) has decided to withdraw the temporary spectrum from the mobile industry, marking a new low in pettiness...