ICTs for people with disabilities

2017-12-20T10:06:35+00:00 December 20th, 2017|Consumer Protection, licensing, miscellaneous, snippets|

[20 December 2017] The deadline for submissions on the Draft Code for Persons with Disabilities has been extended to 16h00 on 17 January 2018. Extension Code for Persons with Disabilities Draft Regulations ___ [21 November 2017] ICASA has published a further draft of the Code for Persons with Disabilities after taking into consideration comments and [...]

Cancelled Licences

2017-12-06T13:14:37+00:00 November 24th, 2017|licensing, snippets|

[24 November 2017] ICASA has published a notice in the Government Gazette declaring that the individual service licences (IECS and IECNS) issued to Enverge Communications (Pty) Ltd, Powerline Communications (Pty) Ltd, Pluto Internet (Pty) Ltd and OpenVoice Service Providers (Pty) Ltd, effective 24 November 2017.  This flows from the failure of the licensees to make [...]

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 [...]

Updated list of class licence holders

2018-02-19T15:45:27+00:00 September 11th, 2017|licensing, snippets|

[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 holders of class licences for electronic communications network services, electronic [...]

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 [...]

End-user and Subscriber Service Charter

2018-02-21T07:53:10+00:00 February 20th, 2017|compliance, Consumer Affairs, Consumer Protection, licensing, Open for comment, snippets|

[20 February 2018] ICASA intends to hold public hearings in respect of the submissions received in response to the second round of draft Regulations on 1 and 2 March 2018 at the ICASA head office in Sandton. Members of the public are encouraged to participate due to the prevailing concerns regarding high data costs, data [...]

ICASA notice on individual licence transfers and historically disadvantaged groups

2017-03-03T08:49:24+00:00 October 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+00:00 September 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 [...]

Updated overview: Annual Licence Fee and USAF Contribution submissions

2017-05-10T11:50:25+00:00 August 1st, 2016|compliance, licensing, snippets|

[1 August 2016] We have updated our overview of the Annual Licence Fee and USAF contribution payments, both of which are due within six months of a licensee’s financial year-end. Those licensees with a financial year-end of 28 February are required to submit the relevant documentation and payment by 31 August. The overview can be [...]

ICASA General Licence Fees Regulations 2012

2017-04-24T16:08:38+00:00 March 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+00:00 March 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 [...]

Amendment of licensing regulations

2017-03-01T14:09:42+00:00 November 18th, 2015|class licence registrations and applications, compliance, individual licence applications, individual licence applications, snippets, standard terms and conditions|

[1 December 2016] Please see below for links to the finalised regulations: Class Licence Process and Procedure Regulations 2015 Individual Licence Process and Procedure Regulations 2015 Class Licence Standard Terms and Conditions 2015 Individual Licence Standard Terms and Conditions 2015 ___ [18 November 2015] Hearings on the draft amendments to the various licensing regulations are [...]

Telkom acquisition of BCX

2017-03-03T09:13:38+00:00 February 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+00:00 April 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+00:00 September 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+00:00 June 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+00:00 May 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+00:00 January 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+00:00 December 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+00:00 April 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+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 [...]

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