Rights of licensees to deploy electronic communications networks

2019-06-14T00:31:53+02:00Jun 14th, 2019|access, legislation, licensing, snippets|

[12 June 2019] Some further thoughts on the Telkom vs Vodacom & Dennegeur Homeowners’ Association matter, distilled to what is hopefully an understandable form. Note, however, that this matter is far from over, with Telkom reportedly obtaining an urgent interdict from the Pretoria High Court to prevent Vodacom from using ducting in the Estate. 1.      [...]

Ownership and Control of Service Licences

2019-05-09T11:12:14+02:00May 9th, 2019|ICASA, individual licence applications, licensing, Open for comment, snippets|

[9 May 2019] The Minister of Trade and Industry has published a notice designating and granting “final approval for Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Facilitator Status to the Government of South Africa represented by the Office of the Presidency for the full shares of 40.50% held in Telkom South Africa State Owned Company” for a period [...]

End-user and Subscriber Service Charter

2019-03-03T14:25:10+02:00Mar 3rd, 2019|compliance, Consumer Affairs, Consumer Protection, licensing, Open for comment, snippets|

[3 March 2019] ICASA has delayed the implementation date for certain regulations relating to an option to opt-out of notification for depletion of voice, SMS and data services and the out-of-bundle usage requirements as per the First EUSSC Amendment Regulations 2019. This is to allow licensees sufficient time to configure their systems and processes, with [...]

Amendment of licensing regulations

2018-12-12T20:43:13+02:00Dec 12th, 2018|class licence registrations and applications, compliance, individual licence applications, individual licence applications, snippets, standard terms and conditions|

[12 December 2018] ICASA has published amendments to these 2010 Regulations which have the effect of exempting state-owned enterprises from having to comply with the requirement that they have 30% HDI ownership when applying to renew their individual licences. Licensing Processes and Procedures for Individual Licences Amendment Regulations, 2018 There was no public participation process undertaken [...]

Licence renewals

2018-11-16T07:39:08+02:00Nov 16th, 2018|ICASA, licensing, News, snippets|

[16 November 2018] ICASA has issued a reminder to holders of CECS and CECNS licences to notify the Authority of their intention to continue to provide licensed services. The Notice can be found below, and further details regarding this process can be seen at the following link. Renewal of CECS & CECNS Licences ___ [...]

ICASA

2018-11-01T16:27:06+02:00Nov 1st, 2018|competition, Consumer Protection, frequency, ICASA, licensing, News, snippets|

[1 November 2018] ICASA 2017/2018 Annual Report ___ [20 September 2018] ICASA is relocating its head office from Sandton to Centurion between 26 and 29 October 2018. The new contact details will be: Physical Address: 350 Witch-Hazel Avenue, Eco Point Office Park, Eco Park, Centurion, Gauteng Telephone: 012 568 3000 Letter to stakeholders __ [18 August [...]

Updated list of class licence holders

2018-08-04T18:38:49+02:00Aug 4th, 2018|licensing, snippets|

[4 August 2018] ICASA List of class licensees August 2018 ___ [11 September 2017] ICASA List of Class Licensees September 2017 ___ [31 March 2016] ICASA List of Class Licensees March 2016 ___ [23 March 2015] ICASA List of Class Licensees March 2015 ___ [13 March 2014] ICASA have released an updated version of the list of [...]

Cancelled Licences

2018-06-18T07:57:04+02:00Nov 24th, 2017|licensing, snippets|

[18 June 2018] ICASA has published a notice in the Government Gazette declaring that the individual electronic communications service licence (IECS) and class electronic communications network service licence (CECNS) issued to Ukhahlamba Communications (Pty) Ltd to have expired due to a failure of the licensee to commence operations or request an extension as well as [...]

ICASA notice on individual licence transfers and historically disadvantaged groups

2017-03-03T08:49:24+02:00Oct 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+02:00Sep 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 [...]

ICASA General Licence Fees Regulations 2012

2017-04-24T16:08:38+02:00Mar 31st, 2016|class licence registrations and applications, compliance, Licence exemption application, licensing, snippets|

[31 March 2016] ICASA has given notice of an increase in all administrative fees associated with applications and registrations of Services Licences will be increased by 4.6% effective 1 April 2016, based on the average Consumer Price Index (CPI). Notice regarding increase of Administrative Fees in relation to Service Licences For the updated fees click here. ___ [...]

Compliance – ICASA complaints against licensees for non-compliance

2017-12-06T13:17:05+02:00Mar 10th, 2016|compliance, icasa compliance, licensing, snippets|

[10 March 2016] The Complaints and Compliance Committee (CCC) has issued fines to several licensees for non-compliance for the 2015/2016 financial year. As noted midway through 2014, this is as a result of an increased rate of ICASA raising complaints through the CCC process, a mechanism previously available to the communications regulator but up until [...]

Telkom acquisition of BCX

2017-03-03T09:13:38+02:00Feb 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+02:00Apr 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 [...]

Line Maintenance Organisation (LMO) licensing no longer required

2013-09-04T22:24:58+02:00Sep 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+02:00Jun 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+02:00Jan 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+02:00Dec 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+02:00Apr 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+02:00Nov 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 [...]

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