Ownership and Control of Service Licences

2020-10-26T20:50:18+02:00Oct 26th, 2020|ICASA, individual licence applications, licensing, Open for comment, snippets|

[26 October 2020] Public hearings on the Draft Regulations in respect of the Limitations of Control and Equity Ownership by Historically Disadvantaged Groups and the application of the ICT Sector Code will be held on 19, 20 and 23 November 2020 on a virtual platform. ___ [30 September 2020] In a judgement by the High [...]

High-demand radio frequency spectrum

2020-10-25T12:18:03+02:00Oct 25th, 2020|frequency, ICASA, snippets|

[25 October 2020] ICASA has requested responses to an invitation to apply for appointment as consultants to execute and implement the ITA for the auction of radio frequency spectrum in the IMT700, IMT800, IMT2600 and IMT3500 bands. ICASA-12-2020-tender-document ICASA-12-2020-terms-of-reference ICASA-12-2020-general-conditions-of-contract The deadline for responses is 11h00 on 9 November 2020. ___ [18 October 2020] [...]

ICASA inquiry into mobile broadband services competition

2020-10-21T15:48:08+02:00Oct 21st, 2020|competition, cost to communicate, ICASA, Open for comment, snippets|

[21 October 2020] ICASA will hold public hearings on its Discussion Document on the Market Inquiry into Mobile Broadband Services on 26 and 27 October 2020. The hearings will be held at Radisson Blu Gautrain, Sandton with remote participation available on the Microsoft Teams platform. ICASA to hear submissions with respect to the mobile broadband [...]

ICASA

2020-09-16T19:32:44+02:00Aug 30th, 2020|competition, Consumer Protection, frequency, ICASA, licensing, News, snippets|

[30 August 2020] The Minister has confirmed the appointment of Mr Zolani Matthews, bringing ICASA's Council to a full complement of nine. ___ [24 August 2020] Five new and returning ICASA Councillors commence four-year terms today.  These appointments are welcome - particularly those of Dr Modimoeng (in our view ICASA's best chairperson to date) [...]

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

2020-10-15T19:27:14+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 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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