ICASA Annual Reports

2018-01-09T12:52:45+00:00 October 31st, 2017|competition, Consumer Protection, frequency, ICASA, licensing, News, snippets|

[31 October 2017] ICASA 2016/2017 Annual Report ___ [19 October 2017] ICASA Presentation Annual Report 2016/17 ___ ICASA has made available their Annual Report for the period ending 31 March 2011. The Report details ICASA's efforts and progress over the last year in the South African regulatory environment. See below for some of the more [...]

ICASA Council

2017-09-23T16:44:59+00:00 September 23rd, 2017|ICASA, snippets|

[23 September 2017] The Minister of Communications has formalised the new appointment of two new ICASA councillors: Advocate Dimakatso Qocha, for a period of four (4) years with effect from 22 August 2017; and Ms Palesa Kadi, for a period of four (4) years with effect from 22 August 2017. ICASA Act: Appointment of Councillors [...]

Progress in assignments in 700/800 MHz and 2.6 GHz

2017-09-02T12:58:12+00:00 September 2nd, 2017|frequency, ICASA, snippets|

[2 September 2017] ICASA has published for comment a Second Draft Radio Frequency Spectrum Assignment Plan: Rules for Services operating in the Frequency Band from 825 to 830 MHz and 870 to 875 MHz (IMT850). ICASA Draft Radio Frequency Spectrum Assignment Plan 800 MHz 1 September 2017 The deadline for submissions on the Draft Radio Frequency [...]

Ownership and Control of Service Licences

2017-06-15T14:28:59+00:00 June 12th, 2017|ICASA, individual licence applications, licensing, Open for comment, snippets|

[10 June 2017] The deadline for submissions has been extended to 30 June 2017, 16h00. ICASA Act 2000: Extension of the closing date for submissions to the discussion document: Equity ownership by Historically Disadvantaged Groups and the application of the ICT Sector Code in the ICT Sector in terms of S4B of the Act, as [...]

ICASA enters into a technical agreement with the Mozambican regulator

2017-04-21T16:08:08+00:00 April 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 [...]

Financial forecast report

2017-04-10T10:15:29+00:00 April 10th, 2017|compliance, ICASA, snippets|

[10 April 2017] ICASA has published a notice in the Government Gazette on 7 April 2017 noting that certain licensees are required to submit an annual forecast of licence fees using the format in Schedule 3(1), on or before 30 April 2017. ICASA requires that each licensee with a financial year ending in October, November, December, [...]

ICASA fee increases

2017-03-27T08:42:02+00:00 March 27th, 2017|ICASA, snippets|

[27 March 2017] ICASA are increasing their fees in relation to Service Licensing, Type Approval and Radio Frequency Spectrum, effective from 1 April 2017. The relevant notices can be found below. Service Licensing Type Approval Radio Frequency Spectrum  

ICASA quality of service reports

2017-03-02T14:24:09+00:00 October 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 [...]

Inquiry into competition in subscription television broadcasting services

2017-03-02T14:19:49+00:00 August 15th, 2016|broadcasting / DTT, competition, ICASA, snippets|

[15 August 2016] The deadline for responses to the subscription television broadcasting questionnaire has been extended to 2 September 2016. ICASA extends questionnaire response deadline for Inquiry on Subscription Broadcasting Market- August 2016 ___ [19 July 2016] ICASA has released a questionnaire which will form the first stage of its inquiry into subscription television broadcasting markets. [...]

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

2017-05-10T12:04:10+00:00 August 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+00:00 July 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+00:00 November 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+00:00 September 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+00:00 July 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+00:00 July 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+00:00 January 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 Performance Plan 2013-2015

2017-03-02T16:15:34+00:00 May 21st, 2012|ICASA, snippets|

ICASA presented its Annual Performance Plan for the MTEF Period 2013-2015 to the Portfolio Committee on Communications on 17 April 2012. This document sets out ICASA's strategic objectives and the tasks which it plans to undertake to achieve these. We have prepared an overview focussing on electronic communications (i.e. not postal services and broadcasting) - [...]

ICASA Annual Report: Service Licensing

2011-11-11T12:22:59+00:00 November 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+00:00 November 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 [...]