National State of Disaster due to COVID-19 – South African Telecommunications Sector

2020-07-14T11:03:23+02:00Jul 12th, 2020|ICASA, licensing, News, policy, snippets, Uncategorized|

Telecoms-specific content | Telecoms-specific regulations | Documents and processes needed to provide essential services | General regulations | ICASA and other organisations | Miscellaneous links | Ongoing updates Telecoms-specific content Ellipsis Advisory - Lockdown and Telecommunications Companies Ellipsis - COVID-19 [...]

ICASA

2020-07-09T14:52:43+02:00Jul 7th, 2020|competition, Consumer Protection, frequency, ICASA, licensing, News, snippets|

[9 July 2020] ICASA and the National Metrology Institute of South Africa (NMISA) have entered into a strategic collaboration agreement, providing for the exchange of information and expertise between the entities as relevant to their respective mandates. It further establishes a framework for regulations related to electronic communications, to be informed and supported by [...]

High-demand radio frequency spectrum

2020-07-03T14:14:22+02:00Jul 3rd, 2020|frequency, ICASA, snippets|

[3 July 2020] ICASA have issued a press release noting that they have failed to meet their own deadline of 30 June 2020 for the publication of ITAs for high-demand spectrum and the WOAN due to the complicated nature of these processes. ICASA Media Statement ___ [10 February 2020] Please see below for submissions [...]

ICASA Radio Frequency Spectrum Assignment Plans (RFSAPs)

2020-05-25T17:29:11+02:00May 25th, 2020|access, frequency, ICASA, snippets|

[22 May 2020] ICASA have published the following final RFSAPs: Radio Frequency Spectrum Assignment Plan for the frequency band 2500 to 2690 MHz Radio Frequency Spectrum Assignment Plan for the frequency band 470 to 694 MHz ICASA Media Release: Radio Frequency Spectrum Assignment Plan for the 470 to 694 MHz Frequency Band ___ [31 January [...]

ICASA inquiry into mobile broadband services competition

2020-04-03T10:13:46+02:00Apr 3rd, 2020|competition, cost to communicate, ICASA, Open for comment, snippets|

[3 April 2020] Submissions received in respect of the Mobile Broadband Services Market Inquiry can be seen below: Afrihost SP Cell C Competition Commission FNB Connect ISPA Liquid Telecom Media Monitoring Africa MTN Telkom Vodacom ___ [8 January 2020] The date for comments on the Discussion Document on Mobile Broadband Services Inquiry has been extended [...]

Ownership and Control of Service Licences

2020-04-02T09:20:16+02:00Apr 1st, 2020|ICASA, individual licence applications, licensing, Open for comment, snippets|

[1 April 2020] The draft regulations in respect of limitations of control and equity ownership by HDGs and the application of the ICT sector code have had their date for submissions extended to 4 May 2020 (previously 3 April 2020). ICASA Media Release ___ [17 February 2020] ICASA has released draft regulations in respect of [...]

ICASA Administrative Fees

2020-05-12T15:46:54+02:00Mar 25th, 2020|ICASA, licensing, snippets|

[25 March 2020] ICASA has given notice of an increase in all administrative fees associated with applications and registrations of Service Licences, Type Approval and Radio Frequency Spectrum Licensing will be increased by 4.1% effective 1 April 2020, based on the average Consumer Price Index (CPI). Notice regarding the increase of administrative fees in relation [...]

Financial forecast report

2020-03-03T21:36:20+02:00Mar 3rd, 2020|compliance, ICASA, snippets|

[3 March 2020] ICASA has published its annual notice requiring licensees to submit their annual forecast of licence fees and USAF contributions. In addition, licensees must also submit “a trial balance; detailed management accounts and reconciliations between the trial balance, management accounts”. Licensees who are not yet operational are required to submit the specified documentation [...]

ICASA December closure

2019-12-13T12:33:47+02:00Dec 13th, 2019|ICASA, snippets|

[13 December 2019] ICASA will be closed for the festive season from end of business on the 13th of December 2019 with business resuming on 2 January 2020. ___ [15 December 2016] ICASA will be closed for the festive season from 19 December to 2 January 2017 with business resuming on 3 January:

Inquiry into competition in subscription television broadcasting services

2019-06-07T14:01:12+02:00Jun 7th, 2019|broadcasting / DTT, competition, ICASA, snippets|

[7 June 2019] ICASA has extended the deadline for comments on the draft findings in respect of the Inquiry into Subscription Television Broadcasting Services, previously 21 June to 27 August 2019, after acceding to a request by a stakeholder for additional information underpinning the draft findings. Extension Notice ___ [17 April 2019] ICASA has published [...]

ICASA Council

2018-10-05T08:09:14+02:00Sep 25th, 2018|ICASA, snippets|

[25 September 2018] ICASA has published several Council decisions for 2018: 6 March 2018 20 March 2018 27 March 2018 28 March 2018 26 June 2018 ___ [12 March 2018] After somewhat of a hiatus, ICASA has begun publishing records of Council decisions once again: May 2017 June 2017 July 2017 August 2017 September 2017 [...]

ICASA enters into a technical agreement with the Mozambican regulator

2017-04-21T16:08:08+02:00Apr 20th, 2017|ICASA, snippets|

[20 April 2017] ICASA has entered into a technical agreement with the communications regulatory authority of Mozambique. The agreement is aimed at strengthening relations with neighbouring countries to ensure an interference-free provision of communications services as well as collaboration between regulators, and will look to facilitate: Co-operation on the co-ordination, control and management of radio [...]

ICASA quality of service reports

2017-03-02T14:24:09+02:00Oct 7th, 2016|ICASA, snippets|

[7 October 2016] ICASA have published their quarterly Quality of Service reports pertaining to the quality of voice services offered by Cell C, MTN, Telkom and Vodacom in the Limpopo and KwaZulu Natal Provinces. ICASA media release QOS report - Kwazulu Natal QOS report - Limpopo Earlier QOS reports can be found at the following [...]

New political arrangement: Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services + Department of Communications

2017-05-10T12:04:10+02:00Aug 12th, 2016|ICASA, policy, snippets|

[12 August 2016] One of the annexures in the court papers filed by the Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services against ICASA as regards the Invitation to Apply published by the latter, is the Memorandum of Understanding entered into between the Minister of Communications and the Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services setting out the basis [...]

Evaluation Panel for ICASA Council

2017-03-02T14:24:47+02:00Jul 19th, 2016|ICASA, Open for comment, snippets|

[18 July 2016] The Minister of Communications has published a call for nominations for members of an "Evaluation Panel for the ICASA Council" to be established under the provisions of the ICASA Act dealing with performance monitoring. Nominations invited: Evaluation panel for ICASA Council The Panel is to consist of 7 members - one of [...]

Outstanding spectrum licence fees

2015-11-17T07:59:02+02:00Nov 17th, 2015|frequency, ICASA, snippets|

[17 November 2015] ICASA has published a notice in various newspapers calling on licensees with outstanding annual radio frequency spectrum licence fees to attend to payment as soon as possible. Newspaper Notice Spectrum Debtors 2 October 2015 There are 21 049 entries in the spreadsheet...

ICASA’s powers to request information during an inquiry

2015-09-23T10:13:28+02:00Sep 23rd, 2015|ICASA, snippets|

[23 September 2015] ICASA has published a new form to be used to obtain information when it is conducting an inquiry under section 4B of the ICASA Act. Inquiry Prescribed Form Regulations 2015 Section 4C of the same Act sets out the powers ICASA has to "require from any person such particulars and information as [...]

ICASA and the National Consumer Commission

2017-03-02T16:13:17+02:00Jul 24th, 2015|Consumer Affairs, ICASA, snippets, Uncategorized|

[13 July 2015] ICASA and the National Consumer Commission (NCC) have entered into a Memorandum of Agreement which sets out which type of consumer complaints each will deal with in future. Memorandum of Agreement entered into between the National Consumer Commission and the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (July 2015) In broad terms: the NCC [...]

Call Termination Questionnaire June/July 2013

2013-07-17T08:04:10+02:00Jul 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 [...]

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

2017-03-02T10:03:37+02:00Jan 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 Annual Report: Service Licensing

2011-11-11T12:22:59+02:00Nov 11th, 2011|ICASA, licensing, News, standard terms and conditions|

The following is derived from the ICASA Annual Report for the period ending 31 March 2011 Registration of Class Licences and Unreserved Postal Services ICASA granted the following licences in the annual reporting period. Licences/Certificate Number of Licences Granted Community Television 6 Class Sound Broadcasting, including community, community low power, community Special Event and Commercial [...]

ICASA Annual Report: Consumer Affairs

2011-11-11T12:23:28+02:00Nov 11th, 2011|Consumer Affairs, Consumer Protection, ICASA, News|

The following is derived from the ICASA Annual Report for the period ending 31 March 2011 Consumer affairs and complaints ICASA handles the resolution of consumer complaints in the sphere of communication services. The following table details the complaints received in the period ending 31 March 2011 Quality of Service complaints QUALITY OF SERVICE Description [...]

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