Draft Spectrum Assignment Plans for the 800MHz and 2.6GHz bands

2017-03-03T13:33:23+02:00February 24th, 2012|frequency, News, snippets|

[5 March 2012] ICASA has withdrawn this process until further notice and pending the finalisation of the Minister's policy directions. The following submissions were made to the "ghost deadline" of 29 February 2012: AppChat Broadband Infraco CDG Cell C City of Cape Town DBI ETV GSMA Kawuleza MNET MWEB Orbicom Qualcomm Sentech SKA Telkom Vodacom [...]

Recategorisation of Medium-Wave Frequencies

2011-11-11T14:18:43+02:00November 11th, 2011|frequency, snippets|

ICASA has released a reasons document for the recategorisation of medium-wave frequencies. A determination has been made by ICASA so as to provide a regulatory framework of all spare MW radio frequency spectrum within the catergories designated as per the Electronic Communications Act No.36 of 2005. Also given are procedures and criteria for the awarding [...]

ICASA Annual Report: Frequency Issues and Type Approval

2011-11-11T12:23:32+02:00November 11th, 2011|frequency, News|

The following is derived from the ICASA Annual Report for the period ending 31 March 2011 Radio Frequency Licensing statistics At 31 March 2011 a total of 46 109 frequency licences for various services were held. Number of licences as at 1 April 2010 New Licenses Cancellations Number of licences as at 31 March 2011 [...]

ICASA's Findings regarding allocation of scarce frequency June 2008

2008-06-23T06:44:04+02:00June 23rd, 2008|frequency|

ICASA have issued out a press release calling for comments on their Findings Document pertaining to the allocation of frequency spectrum where demand outstrips supply. Although it is not clear what status these comments will have (given that they were requested by press release rather than general notice in the Government Gazette) those who want [...]

ISM regulations General Notice 533 of 2004 [repealed September 2008]

2008-05-30T09:52:33+02:00May 30th, 2008|frequency|

The use of "unlicensed spectrum" is probably one of the most misunderstood areas of electronic communications regulation. For one thing it is not the spectrum itself which is unlicensed, but rather that the use of specified radio equipment within these frequency bands is licence exempt. Telkom, for example, holds a licence in the 2.4GHz ISM [...]

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