Telecom operators will have to wait longer before commercialising fourth-generation (4G) Internet, as the Communications Authority awaits a board to approve the radio spectrum surrendered by broadcasters.
The regulator had planned to issue frequency licenses to operators this month, but the absence of a board has stalled the process. A fresh recruitment process for a new board has been quashed by the Industrial Court, acting on an application by members of the disbanded board.
“We need to have a board in place to approve digital dividends [frequencies]. As soon as the board is in place we will do that,” said CA Director-General Francis Wangusi.