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dealing with WASP subscription services

2024-06-17T20:21:39+02:00June 17th, 2024|miscellaneous, snippets|

[17 June 2024] mybroadband.co.za has published updated advice on blocking WASP or content services on your handset: Vodacom SMS Send an SMS containing “STOP ALL” to 31050: If you are subscribed to WASP services, you should receive a response indicating that your request to unsubscribe has been received. You should then receive messages confirming that [...]

national radio frequency spectrum policy

2024-06-15T21:19:10+02:00June 10th, 2024|frequency, policy, snippets|

[10 June 2024] In readable form... Ellipsis Overview of the Next Generation Radio Frequency Spectrum Policy for Economic Development 2024 __ [28 May 2024] South Africa has a new national radio frequency spectrum policy. Next-Generation Radio Frequency Spectrum for Economic Development 2024 __ [25 February 2024] The Estimate of National Expenditure (ENE) for the DCDT [...]

call termination regulations

2024-06-06T12:42:59+02:00June 6th, 2024|competition, snippets|

[4 June 2024] Public hearings into ICASA's proposed amendments to the call termination regulatory framework will be held as a hybrid event (Teams + in-person at ICASA's offices) on 13 June 2024. Programme Schedule for Call Termination Public Hearings 13 June 2024 Below are links to submissions made in response to the draft: Association for [...]

high-demand radio frequency spectrum

2024-06-04T12:06:43+02:00June 4th, 2024|frequency, ICASA, snippets|

| 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | [4 June 2024] Set out below are links to the original radio frequency spectrum (RFS) licences issued to Vodacom, MTN, Telkom, rain and Liquid Intelligent Technologies (LIT), dated 10 May 2022. Note (1) that there are later, [...]

data and cloud policy for South Africa

2024-05-31T20:56:36+02:00May 31st, 2024|4IR, Open for comment, snippets|

[31 May 2024] The final policy was published on 31 May 2024. National Data and Cloud Policy 2024 __ [23 July 2021] The Department of Communications and Digital Technologies is considering submissions received on the proposed policy and well as input received at a colloquium held online on 18 June 2021. The Deputy Minister in [...]

rapid deployment of electronic communications facilities

2024-05-23T19:24:29+02:00May 23rd, 2024|access, Open for comment, policy, snippets|

| 2020 | 2015 | [23 May 2024] National Treasury has published a review of the implementation of phase 1 of Operation Vulindlela. Operation Vulindlela Phase 1 Review: Reflecting on progress on driving South Africa's economic reform programme One of the five key objectives of phase 1 was to reduce the cost and improve the quality [...]

hate speech online

2024-06-04T11:41:10+02:00May 20th, 2024|content regulation, Open for comment, snippets|

[20 May 2024] The Prevention and Combating of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Act 16 of 2023 has been assented to by the President and will come into force on a date to be proclaimed. Prevention and Combating of Hate Speech Act 2023 The Act does not impose direct obligations on electronic communications service providers. [...]

ICASA Radio Frequency Spectrum Assignment Plans (RFSAPs)

2024-05-16T15:53:27+02:00May 15th, 2024|access, frequency, ICASA, snippets|

[4 August 2023] ICASA has published the following final RFSAPs: RFSAP for the frequency band 138 - 144 MHz RFSAP for the frequency band 156.8375 - 174 MHz RFSAP for the frequency band 335.4 - 380 MHz RFSAP for the frequency band 380 - 399.9 MHz RFSAP for the frequency band 406.1 - 410 MHz RFSAP for the frequency band 410 - 430 MHz RFSAP for the frequency band 440 - 450 MHZ

Department of Communications and Digital Technologies (DCDT)

2024-05-11T19:00:30+02:00May 11th, 2024|institutional framework, policy, snippets|

[11 May 2024] The Department of Communications and Digital Technologies (DCDT) has published its Annual Performance Plan for the period 1 April 2024 to 31 March 2025. Department of Communications and Digital Technologies Annual Performance Plan 2024/5 __ [15 October 2023] DCDT Entities presentation on 2022/23 Annual Reports Department of Communications and Digital Technologies Annual [...]

zero-rating of mobile content

2024-05-10T11:30:42+02:00May 9th, 2024|frequency, ICASA, snippets|

[9 May 2024] ICASA has published details of the process under which public benefit organisations (PBOs) – including government departments – can apply for assessment as to whether their mobile content must be zero-rated by the mobile network operators (MNOs). Notice outlining the process for submitting applications for mobile content to be zero rated The [...]

end-user and subscriber service charter regulations

2024-04-10T11:00:35+02:00April 10th, 2024|compliance, Consumer Affairs, Consumer Protection, licensing, Open for comment, snippets|

| 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | [14 April 2024] The deadline for written submissions on proposed amendments to the End-user and Subscriber Service Charter Regulations has been extended to 24 April 2024. EUSSC: Extension of closing date for written submissions ___ [29 February 2024] ICASA [...]

artificial intelligence regulation in South Africa

2024-04-07T12:52:41+02:00April 7th, 2024|4IR, artificial intelligence, News, Open for comment, snippets|

[7 April 2024] A National Artificial Intelligence Summit was hosted by the Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies on 5 April 2024, launching the process towards developing an AI policy and regulatory framework in South Africa. National AI Government Summit Programme Minister Gungubele Keynote Address at National AI Government Summit 5 April 2024 National AI [...]

updated list of individual and class licence holders

2024-04-07T13:05:32+02:00April 2nd, 2024|licensing, snippets|

[2 April 2024] ICASA has published a list of licences which are no longer valid due to their having expired or having been surrendered by the holder. ICASA notice - Surrendered and expired ECS & ECNS licences ___ [26 July 2023] ICASA list of Class Licensees (updated April 2022) ___ [5 October 2021] ICASA have [...]

frequency migration regulations and frequency migration plan

2024-04-12T20:35:17+02:00April 2nd, 2024|frequency, snippets|

[2 April 2024] ICASA has published proposed amendments to the roadmap for use of radio frequency spectrum for IMT (International Mobile Telecommunications) in South Africa. Draft International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT) Roadmap 2024 The deadline for written submissions is 16h00 on Monday 10 June 2024, and these can be emailed to Mr Manyaapelo Richard Makgotlho using [...]

dynamic spectrum management in South Africa

2024-03-26T23:45:18+02:00March 26th, 2024|frequency, snippets, Uncategorized|

[26 March 2024] ICASA has finalised its inquiry with the publication of a findings and position paper. Findings and Position Paper into the Implementation of Dynamic Spectrum Access and Opportunistic Spectrum Management ___ [22 May 2023] The deadline for comments on the Discussion Document on Dynamic Spectrum Access and Opportunistic Spectrum Management has been extended [...]

ICASA complaints against licensees for non-compliance

2024-03-26T14:54:58+02:00March 26th, 2024|compliance, icasa compliance, licensing, snippets|

[26 March 2024] ICASA has again called for non-compliant licensees to take steps to rectify their non-compliance. ICASA notice to non-responsive ECS and ECNS licensees (second notice) Licensees listed in Annexure A to the above notice have remained non-responsive and non-compliant following the previous notice published in August 2023 (see below). These licensees must submit [...]

radio frequency spectrum licence fees

2024-03-26T12:39:58+02:00March 26th, 2024|frequency, Open for comment, snippets|

[26 March 2024] We have set out below the new unit price per MHz paired of radio frequency spectrum assigned to a licensee by ICASA, effective 1 April 2024. ICASA Notice regarding the increase of radio frequency spectrum licence fees March 2024 Old fee (ZAR) New fee (ZAR) Unit Price per MHz paired R2 948 [...]

World Radiocommunication Conference

2024-03-18T16:27:51+02:00March 18th, 2024|frequency, snippets, Uncategorized|

[18 March 2024] The Department of Communications and Digital Technologies has given notice that it is convening the National Preparatory Working Group (NPWG) to start preparations for South Africa’s participation in the next World Radiocommunication Conference, scheduled for 2027 (WRC-27). Agenda for WRC-27 Provisional Final Acts WRC-23 __ [3 April 2020] The World Radiocommunication Conference [...]

audio and audiovisual content policy

2024-01-28T19:52:55+02:00January 24th, 2024|broadcasting / DTT, content regulation, News, snippets|

[24 January 2024] The DCDT is still considering submissions made and has indicated that its plans to finalise the Draft White Paper by the end of March 2024. Presentation on the Draft White Paper on Audio and Audiovisual Media Services and Online Content Safety (December 2023) __ [6 September 2023] The deadline for submissions on [...]

ICT and Digital Economic Masterplan for South Africa

2024-01-23T20:10:42+02:00January 23rd, 2024|policy, snippets|

[23 January 2024] The DCDT has confirmed that the "Final Draft" of the Digitial Economy Masterplan dated 22 February 2021 is the final version of this document. Digital Economy Masterplan 22 Feb 2021v1_updated Digital Economy Masterplan Presentation The Department is currently requesting informating on implementation of projects falling under the Masterplan in terms of a [...]

Mobile Broadband Services Regulations 2021

2024-01-15T21:31:06+02:00January 15th, 2024|competition, cost to communicate, ICASA, snippets|

| 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | [15 January 2024] Communications regulator ICASA has published draft amendments to the Mobile Broadband Services Regulations 2021. Draft amendment to the mobile broadband services regulations, 2021 Written submissions are due by 13 February 2024 and these can be emailed for the attention of Mr Owen [...]

ICT sector data collection

2023-11-07T11:43:51+02:00November 7th, 2023|miscellaneous, snippets|

[7 November 2023] ICASA has initiated the process for collecting the data for the 2023 State of the ICT Sector Report, which will cover the period 1 October 2022 to 30 September 2023. The timelines involved are as follows: Date Activity 6 November – 30 November 2023 Questionnaire completed by industry 1 December – 19 [...]

ICASA 5G Forum

2023-10-07T16:19:48+02:00October 7th, 2023|frequency, snippets, Uncategorized|

[7 October 2023] ICASA will host the third 5G Forum Meeting in Sandton on 11 and 12 October 2023 (09h00 – 17h00 each day). Programme of the 3rd 5G Forum meeting - 2023 Those interested in participaing may send an email to Fifthgeneration@icasa.org.za to request the link for online participation. The CSIR will hold a Stakeholders Brainstorming [...]

Cybercrimes Act

2023-10-06T19:48:41+02:00October 6th, 2023|legislation, snippets|

| 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | [6 October 2023] The Minister of Police has published final Standard Operating Procedures under the Cybercrimes Act. Cybercrimes Act Standard Operating Procedures 6 October 2023 ___ [25 July 2022] The Draft SAPS Standard Operating Procedures under section 26 of [...]

Type Approval / Equipment Authorisation

2023-09-10T14:55:14+02:00September 10th, 2023|Open for comment, snippets, Type Approval & Labelling|

[10 September 2023] ICASA will host a workshop on its Designated Certification Bodies (DCB) Programme at its head office in Midrand from 10h00-14h00 on 26 September 2023. ICASA Invitation to workshop in relation to Equipment Authorisation Certification Process The ICASA DCB Programme outlines the requirements needed for a certification body to become a designated certification [...]

Electronic Communications Amendment Bill 2022

2023-08-04T08:37:00+02:00August 4th, 2023|competition, cost to communicate, electronic communications infrastructure, ICASA, legislation, News, snippets|

[4 August 2023] The deadline for comments on the Electronic Communications Amendment Bill, 2022 has been extended to 31 August 2023. Notice of extension ___ [23 June 2023] The Department of Communications and Digital Technologies (DCDT) has published draft amendments to the Electronic Communications Act (ECA) for public comment. Invitation to provide written comments on [...]

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