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Sipho Maseko, Telkom se grootbaas.Foto: Cornel van Heerden
Sipho Maseko, Telkom se grootbaas.Foto: Cornel van Heerden

Telkom has taken issue with the recent invitation for the licencing of high-demand spectrum to telecommunication companies by regulator the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa), saying the duopoly of dominant players Vodacom and MTN will be entrenched - and it is not going down without a fight. 

Arguing that it is the "only credible infrastructure competitor" to the two telecoms giants, its CEO, Sipho Maseko, said the group had sought legal advice and approached the competition authorities.

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