Compliance calendar

The ICASA Compliance Manual Regulations set out the different reports which the holders of electronic communications services (ECS) and electronic communications network services (ECNS) licences are required to submit in order to ensure compliance with the terms and conditions of their licences. The result is a bit scary – licensees will need to make 20 different submissions to ICASA each year in order to keep their noses clean!

Ellipsis offers a regulatory compliance service to assist licensees in meeting its reporting obligations.

Below is a table setting out the different reports and deadlines for submission – note this is based on a licensee which has 28 February as its financial year-end.

Submission Title Reporting Period
31 January Sectoral Planning Report
1 October to 31 December of previous year
28 February Code of Conduct Report
1 September of previous year to end February
Disabilities Report
1 March of previous year to end February
EUSSC Report 1 August of previous year to 31 January
31 March Complaints Report
1 September of previous year to end February
E-Rate Report
1 October of previous year to 31 March
Standard Terms and Conditions Report
1 April of previous year to 31 March
Numbering Audit (if applicable) Ongoing
30 April Tariff Report
1 October of previous year to 31 March
Sectoral Planning Report
1 January to 31 March
Licence Fee Forecast Report 1 March of previous year to end February
Universal Service and Access Obligations (if applicable) 1 October of previous year to 31 March
31 July Sectoral Planning Report
1 April to 30 June
31 August Licence Fee Report 1 March of previous year to end February
Financial Report – USAF 1 March of previous year to end February
Code of Conduct Report
1 March to 31 August
EUSSC Report 1 February to 31 July
30 September Complaints Report
1 March to 31 August
E-Rate Report
1 April to 30 September
31 october Tariff Report
1 April to 30 September
Sectoral Planning Report
1 July to 30 September
Universal Service and Access Obligations (if applicable) 1 April to 30 September

For non-standard FYEs, the following template can be used:

Form Title Submission date(s)
1 Standard Terms and Conditions 31 March
2 Basic Financial Reporting FYE + 6 months
3 Universal Service and Access Obligations (if applicable) 30 April / 31 October
4 E-Rate 31 March / 30 September
5 Tariff 30 April / 31 October
6A Sectoral Planning 31 January / 30 April / 31 July / 31 October
7A Code of Conduct FYE, FYE + 6 months
7C Disabilities FYE
12A Complaints FYE + 1 month / FYE + 7 months
EUSSC FYE + 1 / FYE + 7
Numbering Audit (if appl.) 31 March