mobile broadband services regulations 2021

2024-07-14T17:15:21+02:00July 14th, 2024|competition, cost to communicate, ICASA, snippets|

| 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | [14 July 2024] ICASA has finalised its process to amend the Mobile Broadband Services Regulations 2021. Mobile Broadband Services Amendment Regulations 2024 ___ [15 January 2024] Communications regulator ICASA has published draft amendments to the Mobile Broadband Services Regulations 2021. Draft amendment to the mobile [...]

ICASA Radio Frequency Spectrum Assignment Plans (RFSAPs)

2024-05-16T15:53:27+02:00May 15th, 2024|access, frequency, ICASA, snippets|

[4 August 2023] ICASA has published the following final RFSAPs: RFSAP for the frequency band 138 - 144 MHz RFSAP for the frequency band 156.8375 - 174 MHz RFSAP for the frequency band 335.4 - 380 MHz RFSAP for the frequency band 380 - 399.9 MHz RFSAP for the frequency band 406.1 - 410 MHz RFSAP for the frequency band 410 - 430 MHz RFSAP for the frequency band 440 - 450 MHZ


2024-05-11T21:06:23+02:00May 11th, 2024|competition, Consumer Protection, frequency, ICASA, licensing, News, snippets|

[11 May 2024] ICASA's Annual Performance Plan for the period 1 April 2024 to 31 March 2025 has been made available. ICASA Annual Performance Plan 2024-25 Financial Year ___ [13 April 2024] ICASA has published the State of the ICT Sector Report 2024. The State of the ICT Sector Report 31 March 2024 ___ [...]

zero-rating of mobile content

2024-05-10T11:30:42+02:00May 9th, 2024|frequency, ICASA, snippets|

[9 May 2024] ICASA has published details of the process under which public benefit organisations (PBOs) – including government departments – can apply for assessment as to whether their mobile content must be zero-rated by the mobile network operators (MNOs). Notice outlining the process for submitting applications for mobile content to be zero rated The [...]

ICASA administrative fees

2024-03-26T12:45:23+02:00March 26th, 2024|ICASA, licensing, snippets|

[26 March 2024] ICASA has given notice of annual adjustments in the administrative fees it changes for applications and registrations relating to service licences (ECS | ECNS | BS) as well as the unit price for MHz paired under the Radio Regulations. ICASA Notice regarding the increase of administrative fees in relation to service licences [...]

financial forecast report

2024-02-26T00:46:08+02:00February 25th, 2024|compliance, ICASA, snippets|

2021 | 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2017 | 2015 | [26 February 2024] 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 or draft financial statements; and a calculation of the [...]

Electronic Communications Amendment Bill 2022

2023-08-04T08:37:00+02:00August 4th, 2023|competition, cost to communicate, electronic communications infrastructure, ICASA, legislation, News, snippets|

[4 August 2023] The deadline for comments on the Electronic Communications Amendment Bill, 2022 has been extended to 31 August 2023. Notice of extension ___ [23 June 2023] The Department of Communications and Digital Technologies (DCDT) has published draft amendments to the Electronic Communications Act (ECA) for public comment. Invitation to provide written comments on [...]

Electronic communications service providers and domestic violence

2023-04-15T20:06:35+02:00April 15th, 2023|ICASA, legislation, Open for comment, snippets|

[15 April 2023] The Domestic Violence Amendment Act, 2021, came into force on 14 April 2023. Domestic Violence Amendment Act, 2021 At the same time updated regulations were published, including the various forms that must be used. Domestic Violence Regulations 2022 A victim of domestic violence can approach a court to obtain a protection order [...]

ICASA December closure

2022-12-15T15:59:15+02:00December 15th, 2022|ICASA, snippets|

[15 December 2022] ICASA's offices will be partially closed during the festive period from 16 December 2022 to 2 January 2023. During the festive period, a limited number of critical business operations will still be available. Employees in key positions, such as those investigating radio frequency interference cases, and those who conduct regular inspections, will [...]

Analysis of Tariff Notifications Submitted to ICASA by Network Operators

2021-10-01T11:02:51+02:00October 1st, 2021|ICASA, snippets|

[1 October 2021] ICASA has published their analysis of tariff notifications submitted to it by network operators for the period 1 January 2021 to 30 June 2021. Tariff Report 2021 (January – June) ___ [20 May 2021] ICASA has published their analysis of tariff notifications submitted to it by network operators for the period 1 [...]

ICASA Council

2021-04-03T10:59:41+02:00April 3rd, 2021|ICASA, snippets|

[3 April 2021] ICASA has published several Council decisions for 2020: 3 March 2020 17 March 2020 17 April 2020 24 April 2020 22 May 2020 26 May 2020 9 June 2020 7 July 2020 23 July 2020 28 July 2020 11 August 2020 30 September 2020 20 October 2020 ___ [3 April 2021] ICASA [...]

Inquiry into competition in subscription television broadcasting services

2019-06-07T14:01:12+02:00June 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 enters into a technical agreement with the Mozambican regulator

2017-04-21T16:08:08+02:00April 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+02:00October 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+02:00August 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+02:00July 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+02:00November 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+02:00September 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+02:00July 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+02:00July 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+02:00January 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 releases Findings on Local Loop Unbundling Framework

2017-03-02T16:15:06+02:00November 30th, 2011|competition, ICASA, News, snippets|

ICASA has released their findings on the recently ended Local Loop Unbundling (LLU) hearings. In general the outcome of the process is disappointing and seems to be in the form of meeting obstacles to LLU raised by Telkom as opposed to using the available tools to achieve LLU. Given the expectations of the industry after [...]

ICASA Annual Report: Service Licensing

2011-11-11T12:22:59+02:00November 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+02:00November 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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