ICASA’s Cost to Communicate Programme

2018-12-03T13:01:32+00:00Dec 3rd, 2018|competition, snippets|

[3 December 2018] ICASA presented on its cost to communicate program on 26 November 2018. ICASA Presentation Cost to Communicate 26 November 2018 ___ [8 April 2018] The Select Committee on Communications and Public Enterprises (National Council of Provinces) hosted a stakeholder briefing on reducing the cost to communicate on 27 March 2018.  Presentations were received [...]

ICASA inquiry into mobile broadband services competition

2018-11-24T16:08:05+00:00Nov 20th, 2018|competition, cost to communicate, ICASA, Open for comment, snippets|

[16 November 2018] ICASA has given notice of its intention to investigate levels of competition in the mobile data services value chain and to assess whether any regulatory interventions are required in order to stimulate competition. ICASA Media Release Notice of Intention to Conduct Market Inquiry into Mobile Broadband Services Mobile Broadband Inquiry Questionnaire Mobile [...]


2018-11-01T16:27:06+00:00Nov 1st, 2018|competition, Consumer Protection, frequency, ICASA, licensing, News, snippets|

[1 November 2018] ICASA 2017/2018 Annual Report ___ [20 September 2018] ICASA is relocating its head office from Sandton to Centurion between 26 and 29 October 2018. The new contact details will be: Physical Address: 350 Witch-Hazel Avenue, Eco Point Office Park, Eco Park, Centurion, Gauteng Telephone: 012 568 3000 Letter to stakeholders __ [18 August [...]

Competition Commission Inquiry into Data Services Market

2018-10-23T08:16:31+00:00Oct 22nd, 2018|competition, Open for comment, snippets|

[19 October 2018] Please see below for presentations made at the public hearings: Alliance for Affordable Internet Amandla Mobi DG Murray Trust Media Monitoring Africa Internet Service Providers Association Right2Know Research ICT Africa Broadband Infraco Cell C ECN Kuziva Muzondo MTN Telkom / BRG Vodacom (Letter) Vodacom (Submission) ___ [5 October 2018] The Commission has issued [...]

Call Termination Regulations

2018-09-28T15:19:13+00:00Sep 28th, 2018|competition, snippets|

[28 September 2018] ICASA has published the finalised Call Termination Regulations, which will come into effect on 1 October 2018. Call Termination Amendment Regulations, 2018 ___ [26 September 2018] ICASA has published a media release confirming that a new call termination rate regime will be in place from 1 October 2018. ICASA to publish final [...]

ICASA Inquiry to identify priority markets in the electronic communications sector

2018-08-20T09:31:51+00:00Aug 17th, 2018|competition, snippets|

[17 August 2018] ICASA has finalised its Inquiry into Priority Markets, having identified the following markets (in no particular order of importance) that have been prioritised for potential market reviews: Wholesale fixed access, which includes wholesale supply of asymmetric broadband origination, fixed access services and relevant facilities. Upstream infrastructure markets incorporating national transmission services and [...]

Inquiry into competition in subscription television broadcasting services

2018-04-04T10:53:07+00:00Apr 4th, 2018|broadcasting / DTT, competition, ICASA, snippets|

[4 April 2018] ICASA will be holding public hearings in respect of the the Discussion Document on the Inquiry into Subscription Television Broadcasting Services on 7 to 11 May 2018 at ICASA's offices in Sandton. Those stakeholders who provided written submissions have the opportunity to make oral presentations. Enquiries can be directed to Ms Violet [...]

Competition Amendment Bill 2017

2017-12-06T18:10:49+00:00Dec 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+00:00Nov 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 [...]

Vodacom acquisition of Neotel

2017-04-11T15:36:14+00:00Apr 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 infrastructure sharing

2016-04-03T16:17:21+00:00Mar 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+00:00Oct 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+00:00Sep 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+00:00Jan 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+00:00Aug 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+00:00Jul 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+00:00Jul 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+00:00Sep 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+00:00Jun 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+00:00May 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 [...]