electronic communications licensees and loadshedding

2024-02-19T12:38:38+02:00February 19th, 2024|competition, Open for comment, snippets|

[19 February 2024] ICASA has extended its call for submissions from industry on how the regulator can use its powers to alleviate service provisions challenges arising from the ongoing energy supply constraint. Presumably there was a limited initial response. ICASA Loadshedding Inquiry re-opening of period for submissions 16 February 2024 The deadline for written submissions [...]

competition commission inquiry into the media and digital platforms market

2024-02-20T13:32:09+02:00February 17th, 2024|competition, snippets|

[17 October 2023] The Statement of Issues for this Inquiry has been published, which can be found below along with the administrative timetable for how and when the process will unfold. Media and Digital Platforms Market Inquiry: Statement of Issues Activity Timelines Status Publication of Final Terms of Reference 15 September 2023 Completed [...]

audio and audiovisual content policy

2024-01-28T19:52:55+02:00January 24th, 2024|broadcasting / DTT, content regulation, News, snippets|

[24 January 2024] The DCDT is still considering submissions made and has indicated that its plans to finalise the Draft White Paper by the end of March 2024. Presentation on the Draft White Paper on Audio and Audiovisual Media Services and Online Content Safety (December 2023) __ [6 September 2023] The deadline for submissions on [...]

ICT and Digital Economic Masterplan for South Africa

2024-01-23T20:10:42+02:00January 23rd, 2024|policy, snippets|

[23 January 2024] The DCDT has confirmed that the "Final Draft" of the Digitial Economy Masterplan dated 22 February 2021 is the final version of this document. Digital Economy Masterplan 22 Feb 2021v1_updated Digital Economy Masterplan Presentation The Department is currently requesting informating on implementation of projects falling under the Masterplan in terms of a [...]

Mobile Broadband Services Regulations 2021

2024-01-15T21:31:06+02:00January 15th, 2024|competition, cost to communicate, ICASA, snippets|

| 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | [15 January 2024] Communications regulator ICASA has published draft amendments to the Mobile Broadband Services Regulations 2021. Draft amendment to the mobile broadband services regulations, 2021 Written submissions are due by 13 February 2024 and these can be emailed for the attention of Mr Owen [...]

Call Termination Regulations

2024-01-09T11:51:37+02:00January 9th, 2024|competition, snippets|

[9 January 2024] Telkom has elected to discontinue its High Court review application which sought to set aside positions adopted by ICASA in its Findings Document on the Review of the 2014 Pro-competitive Remedies imposed on Licensees in terms of the Call Termination Regulations, 2014. Telkom's Notice of Withdrawal was filed on or about 14 [...]

Rapid deployment of electronic communications facilities

2024-02-05T17:55:44+02:00January 5th, 2024|access, Open for comment, policy, snippets|

| 2020 | 2015 | [5 February 2024] The Department of Communications and Digital Technologies (DCDT) has circulated a questionnaire intended to gather information and assess whether the National Rapid Deployment Policy finalised in April 2023 has had any impact on the ability of licensees to deploy electronic communications infrastructure. M&E Questionnaire for ECNS licensees re [...]


2023-12-18T18:04:01+02:00December 18th, 2023|Cybersecurity, legislation, snippets|

[18 December 2023] The State Security Agency (SSA) has commenced with initial consultations on a Cybersecurity Bill, with a workshop scheduled for mid-January 2024. __ [10 November 2022] The Democratic Alliance has introduced a private member’s bill to amend the Constitution through the insertion of new provisions to create the office of a Cyber Commissioner. [...]


2023-12-14T10:44:23+02:00December 14th, 2023|competition, Consumer Protection, frequency, ICASA, licensing, News, snippets|

[14 December 2023] ICASA has confirmed that it will close partially for the period 18 December 2023 to 1 January 2024, with full operations resuming on Tuesday 2 January 2024. ICASA offices will be partially closed over the festive season __ [15 October 2023] Independent Communications Authority of South Africa Annual Report 2022/23 ___ [14 [...]

National Radio Frequency Spectrum Policy

2024-01-05T12:27:20+02:00November 30th, 2023|frequency, policy, snippets|

[30 November 2023] Cabinet has approced the Next Generation Radio Frequency Spectrum Policy for Economic Development for publication in the Government Gazette as final national policy. Statement on the Cabinet Meeting of 29 November 2023 1. Final Next Generation Radio Frequency Spectrum  1.1. Cabinet approved the publication of the final Next Generation Radio Frequency Spectrum [...]

ICT sector data collection

2023-11-07T11:43:51+02:00November 7th, 2023|miscellaneous, snippets|

[7 November 2023] ICASA has initiated the process for collecting the data for the 2023 State of the ICT Sector Report, which will cover the period 1 October 2022 to 30 September 2023. The timelines involved are as follows: Date Activity 6 November – 30 November 2023 Questionnaire completed by industry 1 December – 19 [...]

Department of Communications and Digital Technologies (DCDT)

2023-10-15T20:42:05+02:00October 15th, 2023|institutional framework, policy, snippets|

| 2021 | [15 October 2023] DCDT Entities presentation on 2022/23 Annual Reports Department of Communications and Digital Technologies Annual Report 2022/23 Universal Service and Access Fund Annual Report 2022/23 Universal Service and Access Agency of South Africa Annual Report 2022/23 __ [12 December 2022] The Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies has given notice [...]

ICASA 5G Forum

2023-10-07T16:19:48+02:00October 7th, 2023|frequency, snippets, Uncategorized|

[7 October 2023] ICASA will host the third 5G Forum Meeting in Sandton on 11 and 12 October 2023 (09h00 – 17h00 each day). Programme of the 3rd 5G Forum meeting - 2023 Those interested in participaing may send an email to Fifthgeneration@icasa.org.za to request the link for online participation. The CSIR will hold a Stakeholders Brainstorming [...]

Cybercrimes Act

2023-10-06T19:48:41+02:00October 6th, 2023|legislation, snippets|

| 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | [6 October 2023] The Minister of Police has published final Standard Operating Procedures under the Cybercrimes Act. Cybercrimes Act Standard Operating Procedures 6 October 2023 ___ [25 July 2022] The Draft SAPS Standard Operating Procedures under section 26 of [...]

ITU Questionnaires

2023-09-21T09:23:57+02:00September 20th, 2023|snippets, Uncategorized|

[20 September 2023] ICASA has released  the ITU World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Long Questionnaire 2023. The Long Questionnaire consists of 14 sections and covers the period from January 2022 to December 2022. Licensees are required to submit their responses by 6 October 2023 to Mr. Vincent Nesengani, Lead Statistician per email: ictindicators@icasa.org.za. Any queries can be [...]

Broadband Access Fund / SA Connect

2023-09-10T22:32:52+02:00September 10th, 2023|snippets, Uncategorized|

[10 September 2023] BBI has issued another request for proposals (RFP) under phase 2 implementation of the Broadband Access Fund (BAF). RFP Internet Service Providers, Fibre Network Operators and Mobile Virtual Network Operators to formal a panel of service providers who can provide subsidised broadband internet connectivity to communities and public Wi-Fi hotspots in [...]

Type Approval / Equipment Authorisation

2023-09-10T14:55:14+02:00September 10th, 2023|Open for comment, snippets, Type Approval & Labelling|

[10 September 2023] ICASA will host a workshop on its Designated Certification Bodies (DCB) Programme at its head office in Midrand from 10h00-14h00 on 26 September 2023. ICASA Invitation to workshop in relation to Equipment Authorisation Certification Process The ICASA DCB Programme outlines the requirements needed for a certification body to become a designated certification [...]

Compliance – ICASA complaints against licensees for non-compliance

2023-08-04T10:00:09+02:00August 4th, 2023|compliance, icasa compliance, licensing, snippets|

[4 August 2023] ICASA has published a list of licensees who have been identified as non-compliant in terms of various compliance obligations and related annual submissions. These licensees must submit the requested information to ICASA by 29 September 2023, and licensees who have not yet commenced with licensed services or ceased operating are required to [...]

Electronic Communications Amendment Bill 2022

2023-08-04T08:37:00+02:00August 4th, 2023|competition, cost to communicate, electronic communications infrastructure, ICASA, legislation, News, snippets|

[4 August 2023] The deadline for comments on the Electronic Communications Amendment Bill, 2022 has been extended to 31 August 2023. Notice of extension ___ [23 June 2023] The Department of Communications and Digital Technologies (DCDT) has published draft amendments to the Electronic Communications Act (ECA) for public comment. Invitation to provide written comments on [...]

ICASA Radio Frequency Spectrum Assignment Plans (RFSAPs)

2023-10-19T16:43:12+02:00August 4th, 2023|access, frequency, ICASA, snippets|

[4 August 2023] ICASA has published the following final RFSAPs: RFSAP for the frequency band 138 - 144 MHz RFSAP for the frequency band 156.8375 - 174 MHz RFSAP for the frequency band 335.4 - 380 MHz RFSAP for the frequency band 380 - 399.9 MHz RFSAP for the frequency band 406.1 - 410 MHz RFSAP for the frequency band 410 - 430 MHz RFSAP for the frequency band 440 - 450 MHZ

Competition Commission Inquiry into Online Intermediation Platforms

2023-07-31T15:19:02+02:00July 31st, 2023|competition, snippets, Uncategorized|

| 2021 | [31 July 2023] The Competition Commission has published the final Online Intermediary Platform Market Inquiry (OIPMI) Report: Final Report and Decision Summary of final report findings and remedial actions annexure 1: google search, shopping and travel annexure 2: travel and accommodation annexure 3: e-commerce annexure 4: software application stores annexure 5: online [...]

Updated list of individual and class licence holders

2023-07-26T11:36:02+02:00July 26th, 2023|licensing, snippets|

[26 July 2023] ICASA list of Class Licensees (updated April 2022) ___ [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 [...]

ICASA Consumer Advisory Panel

2023-07-14T16:10:32+02:00July 14th, 2023|Consumer Affairs, snippets|

[14 July 2023] ICASA has published the Consumer Advisory Panel Regulations, 2023 which repeals the Consumer Advisory Panel Regulations, 2017. Links to the Regulations and Reasons Document can be found below. Consumer Advisory Panel Regulations, 2023 Consumer Advisory Panel Regulations, 2023 - Reasons Document ___ [14 November 2022] ICASA has published draft Consumer Advisory Panel [...]

Broadcasting Digital Migration Policy

2023-07-06T10:24:25+02:00June 23rd, 2023|policy, snippets|

[6 July 2023] The Minister and Department of Communications and Digital Technologies provided Parliament with an update on progress in completing broadcast digital migration (BDM) and the announcement of an analogue switch off (ASO) date. BDM Progress Presentation ___ [23 June 2023] The Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies has gazetted the date/s for the [...]

Radio Frequency Spectrum Regulations 2015

2023-05-25T11:08:24+02:00May 25th, 2023|frequency, Open for comment, snippets|

[25 May 2023] ICASA has published the Radio Frequency Spectrum Amendment Regulations, 2023. These regulations update Annexure B to the Radio Frequency Spectrum Regulations 2015, which sets out a table of bands and specifications in terms of which radio apparatus may be used or possessed without requiring a radio frequency spectrum licence.  This is often [...]

Dynamic spectrum management in South Africa

2023-05-22T16:52:47+02:00May 22nd, 2023|frequency, snippets, Uncategorized|

[22 May 2023] The deadline for comments on the Discussion Document on Dynamic Spectrum Access and Opportunistic Spectrum Management has been extended from 12 May 2023 to 16h00 on 26 June 2023. Previous submissions may be supplemented or resubmitted as necessary. Notice of Extension ___ [10 April 2023] ICASA has published a Discussion Document on [...]

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