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ICASA review of Number Portability Regulations

2022-11-14T09:59:18+02:00November 14th, 2022|Numbering, snippets|

2021 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 [14 November 2022] ICASA has published final regulations amending the Ordering System Specification for Geographic, Non-Geographic and Mobile Number Portability. Second Amendment Ordering System Specification for Geographic, Non-Geographic and Mobile Number Portability, 2022 ___ [3 January 2022] ICASA has published an amended Ordering System Specification for [...]

Electronic communications facilities leasing

2022-11-14T09:55:32+02:00November 14th, 2022|access, competition, snippets|

[14 November 2022] ICASA has released its judgements in facilities leasing disputes raised by Telkom against other fibre network operators accused of using Telkom infrastructure to deploy their own networks without entering into a facilities leasing agreement with Telkom. Telkom vs Octotel Telkom vs Metro Fibre Networx ___ [22 August 2020] The High Court has [...]

National Infrastructure Plan 2050

2023-10-19T14:17:50+02:00November 8th, 2022|electronic communications infrastructure, Open for comment, snippets|

[8 November 2022] The Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) has published the draft National Infrastructure Plan 2050 Phase 2 for public comment. Comments are due by 9 December 2022 and should be submitted to the Deputy Director-General: Infrastructure Investment Planning | NIP2050Phase2@dpw.gov.za and any enquiries can be directed to Mr Charles Mabuza, Lead: [...]

High-demand radio frequency spectrum

2023-10-18T10:21:46+02:00October 18th, 2022|frequency, ICASA, snippets|

| 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | [18 October 2023] ICASA presented in Parliament on 27 September 2023 on how the availability of the spectrum will transform and create competition in the telecommunication sector with respect to the reduction of costs to communicate. ICASA [...]

Rights of licensees to deploy electronic communications networks

2022-09-10T17:17:40+02:00September 10th, 2022|access, legislation, licensing, Open for comment, snippets|

[10 September 2022] The City of Johannesburg has published a Draft Wayleave Bylaw for public comment. [pdf-embedder url="https://www.ellipsis.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/CoJ_Draft-Wayleave-bylaw.pdf" title="CoJ_Draft Wayleave bylaw"] Submissions are due by end of the business day on 26 September 2022 and can be submitted to tshepomawa@joburg.gov.za / petermaoko@joburg.org.za. __ [6 March 2022] The High Court in Grahamstown has again confirmed the [...]

Review of Universal Service and Access Obligation (USAO) framework

2022-04-03T23:10:39+02:00April 3rd, 2022|News, Open for comment, snippets, universal Access|

[3 April 2022] ICASA has finalised new universal service and access obligations for Sentech SOC Ltd. Sentech USAOs March 2022 __ [13 February 2022] ICASA has approved changes to the universal service and access obligations (“USAOs”) imposed on mobile operator Rain Networks as a consequence of it being awarded high-demand spectrum (specifically 1800MHz spectrum). USAO [...]

Law reform: Children and pornography

2022-03-31T14:49:32+02:00March 29th, 2022|Open for comment, policy, snippets|

[30 March 2022]  SALRC Report Project 107 Publication 29 March 2022 __ [4 May 2019] The Law Reform Commission has announced dates of workshops on its discussion document to be held around the country. There is to be a specific engagement with the ICT industry at the Commission's offices in Centurion on 13 June 2019. [...]

National Radio Frequency Plan for South Africa

2022-03-29T16:28:54+02:00March 29th, 2022|frequency, snippets|

[29 March 2022] ICASA has finalised the National Radio Frequency Plan 2021. National Radio Frequency Plan 2021 __ [9 July 2021] ICASA has published a new set of draft amendments to the National Radio Frequency Plan (NRFP) for public comment. Draft National Radio Frequency Plan 2021 for Public Consultation Written submissions must be submitted for [...]

Critical Infrastructure Protection Act 2019

2022-03-13T09:59:32+02:00March 10th, 2022|Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, Open for comment, snippets|

[13 March 2022] The President has proclaimed the commencement of certain sections of the Act, determining 30 April 2022 as the date on which sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7(1)(b), 7(3), 7(4), 7(5), 8, 9(1), 9(2), 12, 14(5), 14(6), 14(7), 15 and sections 27(1), 27(5), 27(7) and 27(8) will come into force. Proclamation [...]

Electronic Services Regulations under the Value-Added Tax Act

2022-01-03T16:16:28+02:00January 3rd, 2022|miscellaneous, snippets|

[3 January 2022] On 10 December 2021 the South African Revenue Service (SARS) published a public notice prescribing the particulars that must be included in a tax invoice where there is a supply of electronic services. VAT Act Particulars that tax invoice must contain if supply by a vendor relates to electronic services ___ [18 [...]

ICASA inquiry into long-term spectrum outlook

2022-01-03T12:30:42+02:00December 26th, 2021|frequency, Open for comment, snippets|

[26 December 2021] ICASA has issued a notice setting out  its intention to conduct an inquiry into the outlook for spectrum management and usage over the long term. Notice of intention to conduct an inquiry into the long-term spectrum outlook The deadline for submissions is 16h00 on 4 March 2022: these should be submitted to [...]

Data and Cloud Policy for South Africa

2021-07-26T10:38:59+02:00July 23rd, 2021|4IR, Open for comment, snippets|

[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 her Budget Speech noted that the intention was to submit a finalised policy to Cabinet for approval by the [...]

ICASA Council

2021-04-03T10:59:41+02:00April 3rd, 2021|ICASA, snippets|

[3 April 2021] ICASA has published several Council decisions for 2020: 3 March 2020 17 March 2020 17 April 2020 24 April 2020 22 May 2020 26 May 2020 9 June 2020 7 July 2020 23 July 2020 28 July 2020 11 August 2020 30 September 2020 20 October 2020 ___ [3 April 2021] ICASA [...]

E-Band and V-Band spectrum

2020-12-11T13:21:26+02:00December 11th, 2020|frequency, Open for comment, snippets|

[12 December 2020] ICASA has updated the register of links in the self-regulated portion of the E Band. E-Band self-coordinated register March 2020 ___ [16 March 2018] ICASA has updated the register of links in the self-regulated portion of the E Band. E-Band self-coordinated-register-February 2018 ___ [5 September 2017] ICASA has published a first register [...]

Competition Commission Inquiry into Data Services Market

2020-12-04T14:10:52+02:00December 4th, 2020|competition, snippets|

[4 December 2020] The Commission has amended the timelines for implementation of certain of the recommendations set out in the final report on its Data Services Market Inquiry. Competition Commission Data Services Market Inquiry Amendment to recommendations timelines The extensions are as follows: The recommendation for legislative changes to be effected to the ECA by [...]

Competition in the digital economy

2020-11-05T23:59:48+02:00November 5th, 2020|competition, Open for comment, snippets|

[5 November 2020] The final report was published on 2 November 2020. Competition in the Digital Economy Report ___ [26 September 2020] The deadline for comments has been extended to 30 October 2020. ___ [25 September 2020] What is this document about? In order to harness the promised benefits of digitisation South Africa must create [...]

Digital and Future Skills Strategy for South Africa

2020-10-11T17:05:26+02:00October 10th, 2020|4IR, snippets, Uncategorized|

[10 October 2020] Overview Digital and Future Skills Strategy South Africa September 2020 ___ [27 September 2020] The Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies published a final National Digital and Future Skills Strategy for South Africa. National Digital and Future Skills Strategy South Africa 23 September 2020  This Strategy sets out a structured series of [...]

Community Broadcasting

2020-08-14T10:01:12+02:00August 14th, 2020|broadcasting / DTT, Open for comment, snippets|

[14 August 2020] ICASA reminds interested communities to respond to the Invitation To Apply (ITA) for pre-registration in respect of applications for Digital Community Television Broadcasting Service Licences and applications for Radio Frequency Spectrum on Multiplex 1 (Mux 1). There will be two phases to the process: Phase 1: Consideration of the applications for pre-registration [...]

Strategic Integrated Projects (SIPs) & communications

2020-08-23T19:04:20+02:00July 26th, 2020|News, policy, snippets, universal Access|

[26 July 2020] The Minister of Public Works and Administration has gazetted additional Strategic Infrastructure Projects (SIPS) which include: Strategic Integrated Project No 22: Digital Infrastructure Sub-project: a. National Spatial Infrastructure Hub Strategic Integrated Project No 30: Digitising of Government Information Programme Strategic Integrated Project No 35: SA Connect Phase 1B Programme Designation of Strategic [...]

ICASA General Licence Fees Regulations 2012

2020-05-12T15:38:18+02:00March 25th, 2020|class licence registrations and applications, compliance, Licence exemption application, licensing, snippets|

[9 August 2014] After an inordinate delay, ICASA have published a reasons document which sets out their reasons for both the General Licence Fee Regulations 2012 as well as the General Licence Fees Amendment Regulations 2014. This follows unhappiness from industry regarding the latest amendment, with at least one industry party lodging a formal [...]

Official list of Regulated Standards for Technical Equipment and Electronic Communications Facilities

2021-08-01T15:13:52+02:00March 24th, 2020|snippets, Type Approval & Labelling|

[24 March 2020] ICASA have finalised this process, publishing amendments to the official list. Official list of Regulated Standards for Technical Equipment and Electronic Communications Facilities Amendment Regulations 2020 __ [23 November 2018] ICASA has published proposed amendments to its official list of regulated standards for technical equipment and electronic communications facilities for comment. Notice [...]

The Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services

2020-11-07T18:19:19+02:00December 17th, 2019|snippets, Uncategorized|

...the story continues Department of Communications and Digital Technologies __ [17 December 2019] The Department provided Parliament with an overview of international ICT agreements entered into with other countries since 2017. DTPS on International ICT Agreements entered into since 2017 __ [8 September 2019] The DTPS presented on its performance for the 4th quarter of [...]

Roadmap for International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT) in South Africa

2019-11-08T11:53:31+02:00November 8th, 2019|frequency, Open for comment, snippets|

[4 November 2019] ICASA has published an updated IMT Roadmap, 2019, which replaces the version published on 29 March 2019. International Mobile Telecommunications Roadmap 2019 (November 2019) Notice regarding the Final International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT) Roadmap, 2019 ___ [29 March 2019] The final IMT Roadmap has been published. A reasons document will be published in [...]

National Treasury: Economic transformation, inclusive growth, and competitiveness

2019-09-09T18:04:13+02:00September 9th, 2019|policy, snippets|

[9 September 2019] National Treasury is calling for comment on a discussion document titled: "Economic transformation, inclusive growth, and competitiveness: Towards an Economic Strategy for South Africa". Media Statement - Economic Paper Public Comment Towards an Economic Strategy for SA Comments may be sent to Rita.Coetzee@treasury.gov.za by 15 September 2019. According to the accompanying media [...]

ICASA and the Competition Commission

2019-09-08T22:14:29+02:00September 8th, 2019|competition, snippets|

[8 September 2019] ICASA and the Competition Commission have updated the memorandum of understanding which governs how they interact with each other in ensuring effective competition in electronic communications markets. MOU Competition Commission ICASA September 2019 ____

The (new) Department of Communications

2019-09-09T09:45:48+02:00September 7th, 2019|policy, snippets, Uncategorized|

[7 September 2019] The Department of Communications updated Parliament on its progress in implementing its Annual Performance Plan on 3 September 2019. DOC - 2019_20 Quarter 1 Performance Report Presentation __ [7 July 2019] The Department presented its Annual Performance Plan (APP) to the Portfolio Committee for Communications on 3 July 2019. DOC APP Presentation [...]

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