Rapid deployment of electronic communications facilities

2024-02-05T17:55:44+02:00January 5th, 2024|access, Open for comment, policy, snippets|

| 2020 | 2015 | [5 February 2024] The Department of Communications and Digital Technologies (DCDT) has circulated a questionnaire intended to gather information and assess whether the National Rapid Deployment Policy finalised in April 2023 has had any impact on the ability of licensees to deploy electronic communications infrastructure. M&E Questionnaire for ECNS licensees re [...]

ICASA Radio Frequency Spectrum Assignment Plans (RFSAPs)

2023-10-19T16:43:12+02:00August 4th, 2023|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

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 [...]

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 [...]

What more can be done to deliver fibre connectivity across South Africa? – Memeburn

2017-03-02T09:39:48+02:00July 13th, 2016|access|

It seems like we hear news of fibre developments every other week, as the likes of MTN, Vodacom, Vumatel and Telkom announce suburbs and projects. There’s no denying that many projects take place in affluent suburbs, but even living in a well-off suburb isn’t a guarantee of fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) connectivity. What can be done to ensure that fibre [...]

City of Cape Town draft Telecommunication Infrastructure Policy

2017-05-10T14:51:05+02:00July 28th, 2014|access, snippets, Uncategorized|

[28 July 2014] The City of Cape Town is in the process of drafting a Telecommunication Infrastructure Policy which will provide guidance to telecommunications providers and municipal decision-makers as regards the deployment of electronic communications facilities and networks. The City has given notice in terms of Section 17 of the Local Government Municipal Systems Act that [...]

ICASA online tool for lodging interconnection and facilities leasing agreements and disputes

2017-03-02T10:03:37+02:00January 6th, 2013|access, ICASA, snippets|

[6 January 2013]ICASA has informed us that it is currently in the process of developing a new system for submitting interconnection and facilities leasing agreements and filing interconnection and facilities leasing disputes with the Authority. The new system will feature a web-based application form. According to ICASA, the business goal of the system is "to [...]

ICASA Spectrum Fees Workshop – 5 March 2012

2017-05-10T11:49:41+02:00April 29th, 2012|access, frequency, licensing, snippets|

[29 April 2012: updated to provide ICASA presentations made at the workshop: 1 - Spectrum Fee Workshop Agenda 20120305 2 - Spectrum Fundamentals 20120305 3 - ETD Workshop - 05032012 EML prep 4 - Spectrum Fee Payment Process 20120126a 5 - Spectrum Fees 20120305a 6 - IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NEW RADIO FREQUENCY SPECTRUM LICENCE 20120305] [...]

Carrier Select & Carrier Pre-selection

2014-04-19T15:12:00+02:00April 29th, 2012|access, Consumer Protection, snippets|

[29 April 2012] ICASA has published the Code of Conduct for Carrier Pre-Selection Phase 1 in terms of the Carrier Pre-Selection Phase 1 Regulations published on 27 September 2010. The Code of Conduct was signed by the ICASA Chairperson on 18 April 2012 and published in the Government Gazette on 28 April 2012. Carrier Preselection [...]

ICASA LLU Discussion Document

2017-03-02T12:00:03+02:00September 20th, 2011|access, competition, snippets|

[September 2011] Below are links to the various submissions made by interested parties in response to the LLU discussion document. Broadband Infraco Cell C Commercial Workers' Union (CWU) Internet Solutions ISPA MTN MWEB MyBroadband Neotel Paul Hjul South African Communications Union (SACU) Telkom Covering Letter, Telkom, Telkom Annexure A Vodacom [June 2011] LLU creaks back [...]

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