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 ___ [...]

end-user and subscriber service charter regulations

2024-04-10T11:00:35+02:00April 10th, 2024|compliance, Consumer Affairs, Consumer Protection, licensing, Open for comment, snippets|

| 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | [14 April 2024] The deadline for written submissions on proposed amendments to the End-user and Subscriber Service Charter Regulations has been extended to 24 April 2024. EUSSC: Extension of closing date for written submissions ___ [29 February 2024] ICASA [...]

updated list of individual and class licence holders

2024-04-07T13:05:32+02:00April 2nd, 2024|licensing, snippets|

[2 April 2024] ICASA has published a list of licences which are no longer valid due to their having expired or having been surrendered by the holder. ICASA notice - Surrendered and expired ECS & ECNS licences ___ [26 July 2023] ICASA list of Class Licensees (updated April 2022) ___ [5 October 2021] ICASA have [...]

ICASA complaints against licensees for non-compliance

2024-03-26T14:54:58+02:00March 26th, 2024|compliance, icasa compliance, licensing, snippets|

[26 March 2024] ICASA has again called for non-compliant licensees to take steps to rectify their non-compliance. ICASA notice to non-responsive ECS and ECNS licensees (second notice) Licensees listed in Annexure A to the above notice have remained non-responsive and non-compliant following the previous notice published in August 2023 (see below). These licensees must submit [...]

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 [...]

Amendment of licensing regulations

2023-04-01T16:28:55+02:00April 1st, 2023|class licence registrations and applications, compliance, individual licence applications, individual licence applications, snippets, standard terms and conditions|

| 2021 | 2020 | 2018 | 2016 | 2015 | [1 April 2023] Please see below for links to the finalised Individual licensing regulations: Amendment Standard Terms and Conditions Regulations for Individual Licences, 2023 Reasons: Amendment Standard Terms and Conditions Regulations for Individual Licences, 2023 Licensing Processes and Procedures for Individual Licences Amendment [...]

Rights of licensees to deploy electronic communications networks

2022-09-10T17:17:40+02:00September 10th, 2022|access, legislation, licensing, Open for comment, snippets|

[10 September 2022] The City of Johannesburg has published a Draft Wayleave Bylaw for public comment. [pdf-embedder url="https://www.ellipsis.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/CoJ_Draft-Wayleave-bylaw.pdf" title="CoJ_Draft Wayleave bylaw"] Submissions are due by end of the business day on 26 September 2022 and can be submitted to tshepomawa@joburg.gov.za / petermaoko@joburg.org.za. __ [6 March 2022] The High Court in Grahamstown has again confirmed the [...]

ICTs for people with disabilities

2021-04-09T12:02:27+02:00April 9th, 2021|Consumer Protection, licensing, miscellaneous, Open for comment, snippets|

[9 April 2021] ICASA has published the final Code for Persons with Disabilities Regulations, 2021 which will come into force 18 months from the date of publication in the Gazette (10 October 2022). Code for Persons with Disabilities Regulations, 2021 Code for Persons with Disabilities Regulations, 2021 - Reasons Document ___ [24 July 2020] ICASA [...]

ICASA General Licence Fees Regulations 2012

2020-05-12T15:38:18+02:00March 25th, 2020|class licence registrations and applications, compliance, Licence exemption application, licensing, snippets|

[9 August 2014] After an inordinate delay, ICASA have published a reasons document which sets out their reasons for both the General Licence Fee Regulations 2012 as well as the General Licence Fees Amendment Regulations 2014. This follows unhappiness from industry regarding the latest amendment, with at least one industry party lodging a formal [...]

cancelled licences

2024-02-19T08:55:50+02:00June 29th, 2018|licensing, snippets|

[29 June 2018] ICASA has published a notice in the Government Gazette declaring that the individual electronic communications service licence (IECS) and individual electronic communications network service licence (IECNS) issued to Kawuleza Connect (Pty) Ltd have expired due to the licence-holder being placed in final liquidation by the High Court. Electronic Comunications Act: Expiry of [...]

ICASA notice on individual licence transfers and historically disadvantaged groups

2017-03-03T08:49:24+02:00October 26th, 2016|individual licence applications, snippets, standard terms and conditions|

[26 October 2016] ICASA has published a Notice which effectively deletes regulation 2(1A), reversing the amendment which MTN had taken issue with. Notice repealing Regulation 2(1A) Presumably this represents the end of the MTN application. ___ [25 September 2016] MTN has lodged an application against ICASA seeking the review of an amendment effected to the [...]

Resellers of licensed services

2017-06-26T08:49:09+02:00September 21st, 2016|compliance, licensing, snippets|

[21 September 2016] We have received the following communication from ICASA regarding licence-exempt resellers of electronic communications services: “In line with compliance with the licensing framework and the related regulations, all entities that operate as resellers are required to register with the Authority prior to embarking on the activity. List of currently registered resellers in [...]

Telkom acquisition of BCX

2017-03-03T09:13:38+02:00February 2nd, 2015|licensing, News, Open for comment, snippets|

[2 February 2015] Telkom and BCG - parent company to BCX - have notified ICASA that they have withdrawn this application on the basis of legal advice received. It is highly likely that this relates to arguments raised in the public hearings into the application brought by Vodacom and Neotel for transfer of control over [...]

ICASA notice to licensees who have failed to respond to requests for information

2017-03-03T09:11:29+02:00April 14th, 2014|licence conversion, licence conversion, licensing, Open for comment, snippets|

[14 April 2014] ICASA has issued out a notice - dated 11 April 2014 - which appears to be a substantial attempt to clean up its database of licensees. The notice contains a number of lists of licensees: List A: licensees who did not respond to various information requests made by ICASA between September 2012 [...]

ICASA notice on prohibition of leasing ECNS & ECS licence rights

2020-07-13T12:09:38+02:00October 13th, 2013|licensing, snippets|

[13 October 2013] ICASA has issued out a notice in the Government Gazette in an attempt to clarify the ongoing confusion around the extent to which a third party may exercise the rights and undertake the obligations afforded to a licensee. The full text of the notice is set out below. We have reservations about [...]

Line Maintenance Organisation (LMO) licensing no longer required

2013-09-04T22:24:58+02:00September 4th, 2013|licensing, News, snippets, Type Approval & Labelling|

[27 August 2013] Suppliers and installers of PABXs and other terminating equipment should note that the requirement to apply for and maintain an LMO licence is no longer in force. ICASA has advised in the "Reasons Document in Respect of Type Approval Regulations, 2013 and Labelling Regulations, 2013",  that with the repeal of the Enactment [...]

Regulatory framework for IPTV and VOD services in South Africa

2017-03-03T11:31:46+02:00June 29th, 2013|licensing, snippets|

[29 June 2013] Ellipsis has prepared an advisory on the current regulatory position pertaining to the provision of IPTV and Video on Demand (VOD) services in South Africa, reflecting the latest position as set out in the Final Report in ICASA’s Review of the Broadcasting Regulatory Framework towards a Digitally Converged Environment (published on 25 June 2013). [...]

ICASA reminder to submit financial statements for the 2012/2013 licence fee assessment period

2016-10-03T13:59:41+02:00May 21st, 2013|compliance, licensing, snippets|

[21 May 2013] ICASA has published a notice in the Government Gazette reminding all holders of service licences issued under the Electronic Communications Act that they are required to submit audited annual financial statements or financial statements signed by their accounting officer by no later than 6 months after their financial year end. So, for [...]

Amendment to General Licence Fees Regulations

2017-04-24T15:27:25+02:00January 16th, 2013|class licence registrations and applications, individual licence applications, Licence exemption application, licensing, snippets|

[28 March 2013] Final regulations published. ___ [16 January 2013] Updated schedule for the public hearings to be held 17th and 18th January 2013 ___ [7 January 2013] We have obtained copies of the various submissions made by industry in response to the draft general licence fees regulations: Cell C e.tv ISPA Internet Solutions Liquid [...]

Notice to submit proof of compliance with annual licence fee and USAF contribution obligations for licensees

2017-03-03T11:32:19+02:00December 28th, 2012|CCC, compliance, icasa compliance, licensing, News, snippets|

[28 December 2012] ICASA published a notice on 19 December 2012 calling on licensees which it had not responded to its prior informal requests to provide proof of compliance with their obligations to pay annual licence fees and the required contribution to the Universal Service and Access Fund (USAF). Those licensees listed in the schedule [...]

ICASA Spectrum Fees Workshop – 5 March 2012

2017-05-10T11:49:41+02:00April 29th, 2012|access, frequency, licensing, snippets|

[29 April 2012: updated to provide ICASA presentations made at the workshop: 1 - Spectrum Fee Workshop Agenda 20120305 2 - Spectrum Fundamentals 20120305 3 - ETD Workshop - 05032012 EML prep 4 - Spectrum Fee Payment Process 20120126a 5 - Spectrum Fees 20120305a 6 - IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NEW RADIO FREQUENCY SPECTRUM LICENCE 20120305] [...]

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 [...]

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