South Africa’s Minister of Communications has released the long awaited Policy on High Demand Spectrum and Policy Direction on the Licensing of a Wireless Open Access Network (“WOAN”). This puts the wheels in motion to release much needed frequency spectrum, with the WOAN getting preferential treatment in the 700, 800 and MHz bands. Click on the link below for the document with pertinent sections highlighted.

POLICY ON HIGH DEMAND SPECTRUM AND POLICY DIRECTION ON THE LICENSING OF A WIRELESS OPEN ACCESS NETWORK 20190726