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Update to the National Radio Frequency Plan

Posted in : frequency, snippets

[9 December 2016] ICASA has published a draft update to the National Radio Frequency Plan 2013 for public comment. The purpose of the update is to ensure that the Plan is aligned with resolutions taken […]

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The Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill

Posted in : legislation, snippets

[9 December 2016] A notice has been published in the Government Gazette setting out the intention of  the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services to introduce the Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill, 2017 (the Bill), in […]

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Type Approval Regulations 2013

Posted in : snippets, Type Approval & Labelling

[9 December 2016] ICASA has scheduled public hearings on its review of equipment type approval for 14 December 2016. Equipment Type Approval Exemption Discussion Document Public Hearings ___ [28 September 2016] ICASA has requested written […]

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Radio Frequency Spectrum Regulations 2015

Posted in : frequency, Open for comment, snippets

[28 November 2016] The amendments to the Radio Frequency Spectrum Regulations 2015 have been finalised and came into force on 22 November 2016. Radio Frequency Spectrum Amendment Regulations 2016 __ [17 June 2016] ICASA have published […]

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Vodacom acquisition of Neotel

Posted in : competition, snippets

[28 November 2016] The hearing of the appeal by the Supreme Court of Appeal has been set down for 20 February 2017. ___ [1 November 2016] Neotel – having been granted leave to appeal to […]

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National Integrated ICT Policy White Paper

Posted in : policy, snippets

[26 November 2016] We have set out below summaries of the three crucial supply-side interventions contained in Chapter 9 of the White Paper. 9.1 Open Access 9.2 Radio Frequency Spectrum Policy 9.3 Rapid Deployment Policy […]

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BEE ICT Sector Code

Posted in : News, Open for comment, policy, snippets

[14 November 2016] A final, amended version of the Codes of good practice for the Information and Communications Technology Sector under the Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment Act was gazetted and came into force on 7 […]

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Numbering Plan Regulations 2016

Posted in : Numbering, snippets, Uncategorized

[7 November 2016] ICASA have published the finalised Code of Conduct for Premium Rated Services. ICASA Code of Conduct for Premium Rated Services 2016 The Code of Conduct came into force on 4 November 2016. These […]

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The Film & Publications Board and online content regulation

Posted in : content regulation, snippets

[3 November 2016] Our information is that a final decision on the fate of the Films and Publications Amendment Bill 2015 will be made at a Portfolio Committee meetings scheduled for 2 December 2016. There […]

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ICT sector data collection

Posted in : miscellaneous, snippets

[1 November 2016] ICASA have extended the submission date by a week to the 7th November 2016. Extension letter __ [20 October 2016] ICASA have amended the questionnaire due to a submission made in respect […]

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National Integrated ICT Policy White Paper

Posted in : policy, snippets

[26 November 2016] We have set out below summaries of the three crucial supply-side interventions contained in Chapter 9 of the White Paper. 9.1 Open Access 9.2 Radio Frequency Spectrum Policy 9.3 Rapid Deployment Policy […]

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BEE ICT Sector Code

Posted in : News, Open for comment, policy, snippets

[14 November 2016] A final, amended version of the Codes of good practice for the Information and Communications Technology Sector under the Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment Act was gazetted and came into force on 7 […]

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Numbering Plan Regulations 2016

Posted in : Numbering, snippets, Uncategorized

[7 November 2016] ICASA have published the finalised Code of Conduct for Premium Rated Services. ICASA Code of Conduct for Premium Rated Services 2016 The Code of Conduct came into force on 4 November 2016. These […]

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The Film & Publications Board and online content regulation

Posted in : content regulation, snippets

[3 November 2016] Our information is that a final decision on the fate of the Films and Publications Amendment Bill 2015 will be made at a Portfolio Committee meetings scheduled for 2 December 2016. There […]

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ICT sector data collection

Posted in : miscellaneous, snippets

[1 November 2016] ICASA have extended the submission date by a week to the 7th November 2016. Extension letter __ [20 October 2016] ICASA have amended the questionnaire due to a submission made in respect […]

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Dynamic spectrum management in South Africa

Posted in : frequency, snippets, Uncategorized

[28 October 2016] There is hope for some renewed impetus in the regulatory process around dynamic spectrum access in South Africa. The new spectrum policy forming part of the National Integrated ICT Policy White Paper […]

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ICASA notice on individual licence transfers and historically disadvantaged groups

Posted in : individual licence applications, snippets, standard terms and conditions

[26 October 2016] ICASA has published a Notice which effectively deletes regulation 2(1A), reversing the amendment which MTN had taken issue with. Notice repealing Regulation 2(1A) Presumably this represents the end of the MTN application. […]

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Numbering applications

Posted in : Numbering, snippets

[19 October 2016] ICASA have indicated that any applications for numbering submitted in the incorrect format will be rejected; the updated application form can be downloaded at the link below. Ellipsis is able to assist […]

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ICASA

Posted in : ICASA, snippets

[18 October 2016] See below for an overview of performance targets from the Annual Report:   __ [15 October 2016] ICASA presented its Annual Report for the 2015/16 financial year to the Portfolio Committee for […]

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Progress in assignments in 700/800 MHz and 2.6 GHz

Posted in : frequency, ICASA, snippets

[15 October 2016] Set out below is a summary of some of the more important aspects of the judgement of the High Court in the matter between the Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services and […]

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The Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services

Posted in : snippets, Uncategorized

[15 October 2016] The Department presented its Annual Report for the 2015/16 financial year to the Portfolio Committee for Telecommunications and Postal Services on 11 October 2016. Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services Annual Report […]

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State of play: Broadband Infraco

Posted in : miscellaneous, snippets

[15 October 2016] As presented to the Portfolio Committee for Telecommunications and Postal Services on 13 October 2016. Broadband Infraco Annual Report 2015/16 Presentation of Broadband Infraco Annual Report 2015/16 __ [3 October 2015] Presentations […]

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The (new) Department of Communications

Posted in : policy, snippets, Uncategorized

[15 October 2016] Department of Communications Annual Report 2015/2016 Auditor General briefing on DoC Perfomance 2015/16 ___ [20 April 2016] Department of Communications Strategic Plan 2015.16 – 2019.20 ___ [8 August 2015] Annual Performance Plan 2015/16 – […]

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Spectrum Usage & Audits

Posted in : frequency, snippets

[10 October 2016] ICASA has notified the public that it has received an application from TRANSNET SOC Ltd (Transnet), for a radio frequency spectrum licence to use the 1800MHz band centre gap at National Ports […]

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Compliance – ICASA complaints against licensees for non-compliance

Posted in : compliance, icasa compliance, licensing, snippets

[10 October 2016] ICASA has published a notice in the Government Gazette declaring that the individual service licences (IECS and IECNS) issued to Mystic Blue Trading 55 (Pty) Ltd and Sundial Telecom (Pty) Ltd were deemed […]

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