ICTs for people with disabilities

2020-07-24T17:02:14+02:00Jul 24th, 2020|Consumer Protection, licensing, miscellaneous, Open for comment, snippets|

[24 July 2020] ICASA has extended the deadline for submissions on the draft “Code for Persons with Disabilities Regulations” to 14 August 2020. ICASA extends closing date for written submissions in respect of the Draft Code for Persons with Disabilities ___ [25 June 2020] ICASA has published draft “Code for Persons with Disabilities Regulations” for [...]

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

2020-07-14T11:03:23+02:00Jul 12th, 2020|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 Telecoms-specific content Ellipsis Advisory - Lockdown and Telecommunications Companies Ellipsis - COVID-19 [...]

ICASA

2020-07-09T14:52:43+02:00Jul 7th, 2020|competition, Consumer Protection, frequency, ICASA, licensing, News, snippets|

[9 July 2020] ICASA and the National Metrology Institute of South Africa (NMISA) have entered into a strategic collaboration agreement, providing for the exchange of information and expertise between the entities as relevant to their respective mandates. It further establishes a framework for regulations related to electronic communications, to be informed and supported by [...]

Updated list of individual and class licence holders

2020-07-08T12:06:00+02:00May 1st, 2020|licensing, snippets|

[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 2020) ___ [4 August 2018] ICASA List of class licensees August 2018 ___ [11 September 2017] ICASA List of Class Licensees September [...]

Amendment of licensing regulations

2020-05-18T16:03:36+02:00Apr 1st, 2020|class licence registrations and applications, compliance, individual licence applications, individual licence applications, snippets, standard terms and conditions|

[1 April 2020] The Draft Class Processes and Procedures Regulations & Draft Class Standard Terms and Conditions Regulations have had their dates for submissions extended to 18 May 2020 (previously 17 April 2020). ICASA Media Release ___ [19 March 2020] ICASA has published draft amendments to the regulations setting out the standard terms and conditions [...]

Ownership and Control of Service Licences

2020-04-02T09:20:16+02:00Apr 1st, 2020|ICASA, individual licence applications, licensing, Open for comment, snippets|

[1 April 2020] The draft regulations in respect of limitations of control and equity ownership by HDGs and the application of the ICT sector code have had their date for submissions extended to 4 May 2020 (previously 3 April 2020). ICASA Media Release ___ [17 February 2020] ICASA has released draft regulations in respect of [...]

ICASA Administrative Fees

2020-05-12T15:46:54+02:00Mar 25th, 2020|ICASA, licensing, snippets|

[25 March 2020] ICASA has given notice of an increase in all administrative fees associated with applications and registrations of Service Licences, Type Approval and Radio Frequency Spectrum Licensing will be increased by 4.1% effective 1 April 2020, based on the average Consumer Price Index (CPI). Notice regarding the increase of administrative fees in relation [...]

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 [...]

End-user and Subscriber Service Charter

2020-01-08T11:18:05+02:00Jan 8th, 2020|compliance, Consumer Affairs, Consumer Protection, licensing, Open for comment, snippets|

[8 January 2020] The date for responses (completion of the questionnaire and related submissions) for the regulatory impact assessment on the End-User and Subscriber Service Charter Regulations has been extended to 18 February 2020 (previously 28 January 2020). Revised timelines for submission of written representations on regulatory impact assessment on the EUSSC Regulations ___ [13 [...]

Rights of licensees to deploy electronic communications networks

2019-10-07T14:37:21+02:00Oct 7th, 2019|access, legislation, licensing, Open for comment, snippets|

[7 October 2019] The City of Tshwane has published a draft micro-trenching policy for public comment. CoT Draft Micro-trenching policy V1.3 (2) Comments should be sent by email to deonvi@tshwane.gov.za by no later than 16h00 on 15 October 2019. This is the first instance we are aware of where a local government is indicating micro-trenching [...]

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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