[telecoms insight] Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has revealed plans to auction LTE spectrum. This would make it the first country in the Middle East and Africa to hold an LTE-focused spectrum auction. Given the LTE activity in the Middle East, we do expect spectrum to be offered soon in some countries. For example, Jordan, not one of the real candidates for rapid LTE launches, has discussed a rapid move toward LTE licensing.
South Africa May Be First African Country To Auction LTE Licences