Vodacom-MTN ‘duopoly’ risks being entrenched, says Cell C

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Cell C's head office in Johannesburg. (Gareth van Zyl)
Cell C's head office in Johannesburg. (Gareth van Zyl)

Johannesburg - A plan to auction off wireless broadband spectrum without government buy-in and greater consultation risks entrenching Vodacom and MTN's dominance, says Cell C.

Cell C expressed this view on late Tuesday as it threw its weight behind Telecoms and Postal Services Minister Siyabonga Cwele's move to sue the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa).

Earlier this month, Icasa invited applicants to apply for 700MHz, 800MHz and 2.6GHz spectrum licences, which will boost the rollout of faster LTE broadband across the country.

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