SA Warned About ‘Mobile Data Crunch’

South Africa does not have the necessary spectrum to cater for the country's growing appetite for mobile data, warns experts

Experts say South Africa does not have the necessary spectrum to cater for the country's growing appetite for mobile data.

Mortimer Hope, director of Spectrum and Public Policy Africa at the GSMA, Mortimer Hope, has been quoted as saying that, "The number of mobile data users and their average usage are increasing exponentially. Mobile networks will come under increasing strain to meet this demand unless additional spectrum is made available for mobile broadband."

Meanwhile, the Minister of Telecommunications, Siyabonga Cwele, states that the Department of Telecommunications, working with the regulator, the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa, will seek to resolve spectrum shortage for network capacity in the short to medium term."

To read the article titled, “Mobile data crunch to hit SA, says GSMA,” click here.

Source: 
Fin 24

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