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 [...]

The Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013

2022-05-11T13:01:22+02:00May 11th, 2022|miscellaneous, snippets, Uncategorized|

[11 May 2022] The Information Regulator (IR) presented its Annual Performance Plan for the 2022/34 government financial year in Parliament on 11 May 2022. Information Regulator Annual Performance Plan 2022/23 Information Regulator Annual Performance Plan 2022/23 Presentation __ [2 January 2022] The Information Regulator and the Competition Commission entered into a memorandum of agreement setting [...]

Domain name management

2022-04-22T12:22:19+02:00Apr 22nd, 2022|snippets, Uncategorized|

[22 April 2022] The .ZA Domain Name Authority (.ZADNA) has published Draft .ZA Registry and Registrar Licensing Regulations and Procedures for public comment. Draft .ZA Registry and Registrar Licensing Regulations and Procedures 2022 The deadline for the submission of comments is 06 June 2022: these must be submitted to rrlrsubmissions@zadna.org.za marked for the attention of Adv [...]

Numbering Plan Regulations 2016

2022-03-23T18:31:48+02:00Mar 23rd, 2022|Numbering, Open for comment, snippets, Uncategorized|

[23 March 2022] ICASA has given notice of its intention to amend the Numbering Plan Regulations, 2016. Draft Amendments to the Numbering Plan Regulations March 2022 Written representations on the draft Regulations must be submitted by no later than 11 May 2022. This can be done by e-mail to: ELetlape@icasa.org.za and TKhomo@icasa.org.za. __ [3 February [...]

ITU Questionnaires

2022-03-08T12:11:22+02:00Mar 8th, 2022|snippets, Uncategorized|

[8 March 2022] ICASA has released the ITU World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Short Questionnaire 2021. The Short Questionnaire consists of 14 indicators and covers the period from January 2021 to December 2021. Both licensees and resellers are required to complete and submit the Short Questionnaire. Licensees are required to submit their responses by 25 March 2022 [...]

South Africa and the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR)

2022-03-06T17:09:13+02:00Mar 5th, 2022|policy, snippets, Uncategorized|

[6 March 2022] The Department of Communications and Digital Technologies updated Parliament on progress with the PC4IR Strategic Implementation Plan on 1 March 2022. Progress update on PC4IR Strategic Implementation Plan (Feb 2022) ___ [8 January 2021] Reflecting on her first 100 days in office, the Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies announced the completion [...]

Competition Commission Inquiry into Online Intermediation Platforms

2022-02-12T15:13:46+02:00Feb 12th, 2022|competition, snippets, Uncategorized|

[12 February 2022] The Commission has published an updated and more detailed scheduled of its planned steps towards the conclusion of the Online Intermediary Platform Market Inquiry (OIPMI). Adjusted Administrative Timetable 2022 __ [7 December 2021] The Commission has published a second version of its report on Competition in the Digital Economy. Competition in the [...]

ICASA 5G Forum

2021-07-25T13:56:24+02:00Jul 25th, 2021|frequency, snippets, Uncategorized|

[25 July 2021] ICASA have published a useful annual report providing an analysis and evaluation of the current status, readiness, and prospects for 5G in South Africa. ICASA 2021 5G Annual Report: The State of 5G in South Africa - From Readiness to Recommendations  The report is informed by a stakeholder survey, conducted amongst the [...]

Dynamic spectrum management in South Africa

2021-04-06T15:28:52+02:00Apr 4th, 2021|frequency, snippets, Uncategorized|

[1 April 2021] The Regulations on the Use of Television White Spaces, 2018 came into force in 1 April 2021 and ICASA has invited Wireless Internet Service Providers (WISPs) and other potential users to commence commercial use. Notice to Enforce the Regulations on the use of Television White Spaces 2018 A list of certified providers [...]

Digital and Future Skills Strategy for South Africa

2020-10-11T17:05:26+02:00Oct 10th, 2020|4IR, snippets, Uncategorized|

[10 October 2020] Overview Digital and Future Skills Strategy South Africa September 2020 ___ [27 September 2020] The Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies published a final National Digital and Future Skills Strategy for South Africa. National Digital and Future Skills Strategy South Africa 23 September 2020  This Strategy sets out a structured series of [...]

The Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services

2020-11-07T18:19:19+02:00Dec 17th, 2019|snippets, Uncategorized|

...the story continues Department of Communications and Digital Technologies __ [17 December 2019] The Department provided Parliament with an overview of international ICT agreements entered into with other countries since 2017. DTPS on International ICT Agreements entered into since 2017 __ [8 September 2019] The DTPS presented on its performance for the 4th quarter of [...]

The (new) Department of Communications

2019-09-09T09:45:48+02:00Sep 7th, 2019|policy, snippets, Uncategorized|

[7 September 2019] The Department of Communications updated Parliament on its progress in implementing its Annual Performance Plan on 3 September 2019. DOC - 2019_20 Quarter 1 Performance Report Presentation __ [7 July 2019] The Department presented its Annual Performance Plan (APP) to the Portfolio Committee for Communications on 3 July 2019. DOC APP Presentation [...]

Broadcasting: Invitation to Apply for MUX 3 capacity

2018-08-03T16:51:18+02:00Aug 3rd, 2018|broadcasting / DTT, snippets, Uncategorized|

[3 August 2018] ICASA is inviting applications for the radio frequency spectrum for the purposes of providing a commercial subscription broadcasting service. The successful applicant will be assigned 45% capacity of the third multiplex (MUX3) to provide the service. Invitation to Apply 2018 ICASA Media Release ___ [16 September 2015] ICASA has issued out an Invitation [...]

ISPs tell mobile networks to open up | TechCentral

2016-11-07T10:07:53+02:00Nov 7th, 2016|Uncategorized|

The Internet Service Providers’ Association (Ispa) on Monday called on South Africa’s mobile operators to “embrace the open-access spirit” of government’s national integrated ICT policy white paper by launching “genuine wholesale service offerings”. This, the association said Source: ISPs tell mobile networks to open up | TechCentral

White paper ‘broadly positive’: ISP body | TechCentral

2016-11-02T11:09:01+02:00Nov 2nd, 2016|Uncategorized|

A body that represents the bulk of South Africa’s Internet service provider community has described government’s national integrated ICT policy white paper as “broadly positive”, but warned against lack of proper implementation. The white paper, which has Source: White paper ‘broadly positive’: ISP body | TechCentral

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