Posts tagged as spectrum

Spectrum is crucial for space-based earth observation

Climate change and growing exploitation of the earth’s natural resources is leading to a range of environmental problems that require international action. If humanity is going to respond effectively, many of the solutions will be informed by global monitoring of the environment, including the use of space assets. Indeed, space sensing observation is essential to […]

Vodacom and MTN share best mobile network award

At the annual MyBroadband Conference and Expo held at Gallagher Estate on 18 October, Vodacom and MTN were jointly presented with the award for best mobile network. This does not come as a surprise as both networks have been claiming this title in their marketing efforts. Earlier this year the two networks clashed at the […]

CSIR WOAN report and revised ECA bill to go to parliament

The cabinet has approved the study conducted by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) to determine the spectrum requirements for the Wireless Open Access Network (WOAN) as envisaged in the Integrated ICT Policy white paper. The white paper was approved by the cabinet in September 2016 but was opposed by many sectors of […]

Alternative local ICT solutions discussed

The term “underground” conjures up the feeling of something not quite acceptable, but this was not the case with the recent MyBroadband Underground Mobile Networking conference. The event might have been looking for a catchy word for “alternative”, and that is exactly what it was. The conference subjects covered interesting alternatives to the everyday mobile […]