ICASA review of Number Portability Regulations

2018-09-15T14:33:00+00:00September 15th, 2018|Numbering, snippets|

[15 September 2018] After publishing finalised Number Portability Regulations on 28 March 2016 – which have not yet come into force – it appears that ICASA has indicated that it will publish “the Correct Number Portability Regulations” and an accompanying reasons document by no later than 28 September 2018. The need for this "correction" stems [...]

Numbering Plan Regulations 2016

2018-05-21T13:47:59+00:00May 21st, 2018|Numbering, snippets, Uncategorized|

[21 May 2018] ICASA has requested that all relevant licensees provide progress reports on the migration of machine related services to the 14-digit numbering block specified for this purpose in the interval leading up to the 28 September 2018 deadline. The three reports should adhere to the format as per the Notice below and should [...]

Numbering applications

2016-10-19T11:06:28+00:00October 19th, 2016|Numbering, snippets|

[19 October 2016] ICASA have indicated that any applications for numbering submitted in the incorrect format will be rejected; the updated application form can be downloaded at the link below. Ellipsis is able to assist with this process, please contact Sumaiyah Makda (Sam) for further information. Application form ___ [23 October 2014] The documents below are no [...]

toll-free services / premium-rate services / machine-related services

2017-10-09T12:08:39+00:00October 16th, 2014|Numbering, snippets|

See further Numbering Plan Regulations 2016. [16 October 2014] ICASA has issued a notice extending the deadline for compliance with those provisions of the Numbering Plan Regulations 2012 relating to the implementation of new frameworks for the implementation of toll-free, premium-rated and machine-related services. Extension for compliance with toll free, premium rated, machine related services requirements [...]

Numbering audit submission March 2014

2014-03-24T09:16:59+00:00March 24th, 2014|Numbering, snippets|

[24 March 2014] A reminder that the number audit submission is due by 31 March 2014. Forms are below. Note that there are still some licensees who did not submit responses last year. ICASA has issued a notice setting out the names of these licensees and indicating they will be taking enforcement steps to ensure [...]

Numbering Plan Regulations 2012

2014-05-24T22:21:20+00:00October 18th, 2012|Numbering, snippets|

[Update 19 October 2012]: ICASA has finally completed its review process and new regulations and a reasons document were published on 2 October 2012 (effective on publication). Numbering Plan Regulations 2012 Numbering Plan Regulations 2012 Reasons Document ICASA published draft Numbering Plan Regulations in June 2010, marking the formal commencement of the first review of [...]

Geographic Number Porting Process

2011-11-14T11:13:49+00:00November 11th, 2011|Numbering, snippets|

The Number Portability Company (the NPC) has provided the following direction on how to register and attain accreditation with it for Geographic Number Porting (GNP) by ECNS licensees. How to register and gain accreditation for GNP Stage in the process Notes 1 Provide company documentation to the NPC Registered company name. Company registration and VAT [...]

Numberless SIMs

2011-04-30T19:56:31+00:00April 30th, 2011|Numbering, snippets|

In order to "promote efficient use of numbers by operators and to eliminate potential misuse of numbers in the distribution channel such as retail stores", ICASA, after due consultation with affected licensees, has decided to introduce a requirement for the provision of numberless or MSISDNless SIM starter packs from 15 May 2009. From this date [...]

Geographic Number Portability (GNP)

2016-08-27T19:17:54+00:00March 11th, 2011|Numbering|

This page is intended as a dedicated resource for regulatory documents relating to Geographic Number Portability (GNP), which was fully implemented in South Africa on 26 April 2010. From this date it became possible to port a single number from one provider to another (previously only blocks of 1 000 or more numbers could be [...]