End-user and Subscriber Service Charter

2022-05-18T09:35:56+02:00May 16th, 2022|compliance, Consumer Affairs, Consumer Protection, licensing, Open for comment, snippets|

[16 May 2022] ICASA has extended the deadline for written submissions to 16h00 on 17 June 2022 (previously 18 May). Extension of deadline for comments - Draft EUSSC Amendment Regulations 2022 ___ [3 April 2022] ICASA has published a set of proposed further amendments to the End-User and Subscriber Service Charter Regulations 2016 for public [...]

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

2022-05-16T08:22:47+02:00May 13th, 2022|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 [13 May 2022] Following the termination of the National State of Disaster, ICASA [...]

Ownership and Control of Service Licences

2022-04-14T18:52:09+02:00Apr 14th, 2022|ICASA, individual licence applications, licensing, Open for comment, snippets|

[14 April 2022] ICASA has published final amendments to the Regulations, which came into force on publication in the Government Gazette on 14 April 2022. Amendment Regulations in respect of the Limitations of Control and Equity Ownership by Historically Disadvantaged Groups (HDGs) and the application of the ICT Sector Code, 2021 __ [1 April 2021] [...]

ICASA

2022-05-09T21:01:34+02:00Apr 4th, 2022|competition, Consumer Protection, frequency, ICASA, licensing, News, snippets|

[9 May 2022] ICASA presented its Annual Performance Plan for the 2022/23 financial year in Parliament on 3 May 2022. ICASA Annual Performance Plan 2022-23 __ [4 April 2022] ICASA has published its annual review of the South African ICT sector. State of ICT Sector Report March 2022 __ [27 March 2022] The process [...]

ICASA Administrative Fees

2022-04-03T21:33:04+02:00Apr 3rd, 2022|ICASA, licensing, snippets|

[3 April 2022] Below are links to the ICASA fee adjustments for the government financial year commencing on 1 April 2022. Notice regarding increase in administrative fees relating to service licences March 2022 Notice regarding increase in administrative fees relating to type approval March 2022 Notice in terms of regulation 9A of radio frequency spectrum [...]

Amendment of licensing regulations

2022-03-27T16:18:42+02:00Mar 27th, 2022|class licence registrations and applications, compliance, individual licence applications, individual licence applications, snippets, standard terms and conditions|

[27 March 2022] ICASA has published draft regulations intended to amend the "Regulations on the Processes and Procedures in respevct of Applications, Amendments, Renewals, Surrender and Transfer of Individual Licences and Applications for Special Temporary Authorisations" for comment. Draft Amendment Regulations on the Processes and Procedures for Individual Licences March 2022 The due date [...]

Rights of licensees to deploy electronic communications networks

2022-03-06T18:32:46+02:00Mar 6th, 2022|access, legislation, licensing, Open for comment, snippets|

[6 March 2022] The High Court in Grahamstown has again confirmed the limited nature of the rights of electronic communications network service (ECNS) licensees to enter onto public or private land to deploy electronic communications infrastructure without the consent of the landowner, as set out in section 22 of the Electronic Communications Act 36 of [...]

Updated list of individual and class licence holders

2021-10-05T14:24:11+02:00Oct 5th, 2021|licensing, snippets|

[5 October 2021] ICASA have released updated class licensee lists for October 2021: ICASA list of Class Licensees (October 2021) ___ [8 July 2020] ICASA have released updated licensee lists for May 2020: ICASA List of IECS and IECNS Licensees (May 2020) ICASA List of CECS Licensees (May 2020) ICASA List of CECNS Licensees (May [...]

ICTs for people with disabilities

2021-04-09T12:02:27+02:00Apr 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+02:00Mar 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

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 [...]

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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