ICASA Inquiry to identify priority markets in the electronic communications sector

2018-02-18T23:03:42+00:00 February 18th, 2018|competition, snippets|

[17 February 2018] The second phase of ICASA's process to identify priority markets for pro-competitive intervention has commenced with the publication of a discussion document for public comment. Invitation for written representations on priority markets in the electronic communications sector Submissions are due by 2 April 2018 and can be sent to prioritymarkets2017@icasa.org.za. ICASA’s preliminary [...]

Call Termination Regulations

2018-02-14T09:27:02+00:00 February 14th, 2018|competition, snippets|

[14 February 2018] Two further documents have been published with a view towards finalising the latest review of the regulatory framework for call termination. ICASA briefing note on asymmetry ICASA briefing note on November 2017 submissions from operators The note on asymmetry proposes that licensee's with less than a 20% share in the market for [...]

Competition Amendment Bill 2017

2017-12-06T18:10:49+00:00 December 6th, 2017|competition, snippets|

[6 December 2017] The Minister for Economic Development has published draft amendments to the Competition Act for public comment. Draft Competition Amendment Bill 2017 Press release - Draft Competition Amendment Bill 2017 Comments are due by 31 January 2018. The proposed amendments are interesting in that they are intended to provide the competition authorities with [...]

Portfolio Committee hearings on Cost to Communicate

2017-11-05T13:28:02+00:00 November 5th, 2017|competition, Consumer Affairs, snippets|

[5 November 2017] The DTPS presented on the cost to communicate before the Telecommunications and Postal Services Portfolio Committee on 31 December 2017. A presentation on data pricing trends was also made by Research ICT Africa. DTPS presentation on Cost to Communicate 31 October 2017 Research ICT Africa presentation on Cost to Communicate 31 October 2017 [...]

ICASA Annual Reports

2018-01-09T12:52:45+00:00 October 31st, 2017|competition, Consumer Protection, frequency, ICASA, licensing, News, snippets|

[31 October 2017] ICASA 2016/2017 Annual Report ___ [19 October 2017] ICASA Presentation Annual Report 2016/17 ___ ICASA has made available their Annual Report for the period ending 31 March 2011. The Report details ICASA's efforts and progress over the last year in the South African regulatory environment. See below for some of the more [...]

ICASA’s Cost to Communicate Programme

2017-08-16T23:20:35+00:00 August 16th, 2017|competition, snippets|

[16 August 2017] ICASA presented on its cost to communicate program to a Select Committee on Communications and Public Enterprises on 2 August 2017. ICASA Presentation Cost to Communicate 2 August 2017 Narrative to ICASA Cost to Communicate Presentation 2 August 2017 __ [12 February 2014] ICASA presented an update on its Cost to Communicate programme [...]

Vodacom acquisition of Neotel

2017-04-11T15:36:14+00:00 April 11th, 2017|competition, snippets|

[11 April 2017] We have obtained a copy of the judgement of the Supreme Court of Appeal, which confirms that the appeal lodged by Neotel was dismissed on a legal technicality. Judgment - Neotel (Pty) Ltd v Telkom SOC others __ [20 March 2017] The Supreme Court of Appeal has declined Neotel's appeal. The finding [...]

Inquiry into competition in subscription television broadcasting services

2017-03-02T14:19:49+00:00 August 15th, 2016|broadcasting / DTT, competition, ICASA, snippets|

[15 August 2016] The deadline for responses to the subscription television broadcasting questionnaire has been extended to 2 September 2016. ICASA extends questionnaire response deadline for Inquiry on Subscription Broadcasting Market- August 2016 ___ [19 July 2016] ICASA has released a questionnaire which will form the first stage of its inquiry into subscription television broadcasting markets. [...]

Inquiry into infrastructure sharing

2016-04-03T16:17:21+00:00 March 31st, 2016|competition, snippets|

[31 March 2016] Moving with laudable speed, ICASA has published a Findings Document on the Regulatory Framework on Electronic Communications Infrastructure: Findings Document Regulatory Framework on Electronic Communications Infrastructure The regulator has concluded that infrastructure sharing is already accommodated under the existing Facilities Leasing Regulations 2010, with greater attention to be paid to the enforcement of [...]

ICASA Regulatory Framework for Broadcasting Transmission Services

2014-10-08T10:33:43+00:00 October 8th, 2014|competition, miscellaneous, snippets|

[8 October 2014] ICASA has withdrawn the Findings Document published in GG 36537  on 7 June 2013.  No reasons for the withdrawal have been advanced. Withdrawal Findings Document Broadcasting Transmission Services 3 October 2014 __ [10 June 2013] ICASA has published its Findings Document to close off its Inquiry into Broadcasting Transmission Services. Findings Document [...]

ICASA inquiry into the state of competition in the SA ICT sector

2014-09-13T21:02:11+00:00 September 13th, 2014|competition, snippets|

[13 September 2014] ICASA has announced that it will conduct public hearings in connection with submissions received from 1 -3 September 2014. Notice of public hearings Press release: ICASA Convenes Oral Hearings On The State Of Competition Into The ICT Sector __ [11 August 2014] Summary of responses made with regard to Net Neutrality __ [25 July [...]

ICASA to hold SMS termination rate workshop

2014-01-15T11:20:55+00:00 January 15th, 2014|competition, snippets|

[15 January 2014] The workshop will be held at ICASA on Friday 24 January 2014. ___ [12 January 2014] In a letter to interested parties ICASA noted that it had received a number of Interconnection Agreements from licensees which sought to introduce a termination rate for “Commercial Short Messages” and that this is a significant [...]

ICASA ICT Statistics Questionnaire

2013-08-21T10:16:19+00:00 August 21st, 2013|competition, snippets, Uncategorized|

[21 August 2013] ICASA have released a questionnaire designed to collect information from licensees for the purpos developing an up-to-date set of "Status of the Sector" reports preparing for upcoming market reviews into the effectiveness of competition in the ICT sector meeting SA's reporting obligations to the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). Licensees are required to [...]

Call Termination Questionnaire June/July 2013

2013-07-17T08:04:10+00:00 July 17th, 2013|competition, ICASA, snippets|

[17 July 2013] ICASA issued a media release today which (a) extends the deadline for submission of responses to the Call Termination Market Review questionnaire & (b) effects some amendments to the questionnaire. The new deadline for responses to the Call Termination questionnaire is 2 August 2013. The questionnaire has been amended as follows: Information [...]

Broadband Value Chain Request for Information

2013-07-17T07:35:45+00:00 July 17th, 2013|competition, snippets|

[17 July 2013] The extension of the deadline to 29 July 2013 is now official as per an ICASA media release issued this morning. Media Release on revised timelines and amended questionnaire for the Call Termination Market Review (.doc) ___ [15 July 2013] ICASA have provided us with a verbal indication that the deadline for responses [...]

ICASA LLU Discussion Document

2017-03-02T12:00:03+00:00 September 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 [...]

Defining markets under Chapter 10 of the ECA

2011-06-26T10:09:17+00:00 June 26th, 2011|competition, Open for comment, snippets|

In the Discussion Document on a Regulatory Framework for Broadcasting Transmission Services, ICASA has set out the methodology for defining markets for competitive reviews undertaken in terms of Chapter 10 of the Electronic Communications Act of 2005. Defining the relevant market is a critical first step in addressing market failure under the Act. The text [...]

Section 67(4) regulations

2008-05-30T12:21:24+00:00 May 30th, 2008|competition|

Draft Regulations in terms of section 67(4)(a) - Market Definitions Draft Regulations in terms of section 67(4)(b) - Determining market effectiveness Draft Regulations in terms of section 67(4)(c) - Pro-competitive terms and conditions Draft Regulations in terms of section 67(4)(d) - SMP Declaration Draft Regulations in terms of section 67(4)(e) - Market review Draft Regulations [...]