.ZADNA considering second level domain registrations (.za)

2018-04-18T20:46:55+00:00 April 18th, 2018|snippets, Uncategorized|

[16 April 2018] The .za Domain Name Authority (.ZADNA) is requesting Expressions of Interest for the provision of registry services for .ZA second level registrations. This process will run in parallel to the discussion document and is intended to assist .ZADNA in understanding suitable SLR registry business model and registry system options. Expressions of Interest in [...]

ITU Questionnaires

2018-04-04T10:08:59+00:00 April 4th, 2018|snippets, Uncategorized|

[4 April 2018] ICASA has released  the International Telecommunications Union’s Short Questionnaire on telecommunications statistics for 2017. The Short Questionnaire consists of 14 indicators and covers the period from January 2017 to December 2017. Licensees are required to submit their responses by 10 April 2018 to ictindicators@icasa.org.za. 2017 ITU Short Questionnaire ___ [21 August 2017] ICASA has [...]

The (new) Department of Communications

2018-04-17T16:00:12+00:00 February 28th, 2018|policy, snippets, Uncategorized|

[17 April 2018] Presentation to the Portfolio Committee on Communications: Department of Communications Strategic Plan 2018.19 - 2020.21 ___ [28 February 2018] The Estimate of National Expenditure for the Department for the period 2018/19 - 2020/21 reveals that the Department will continue to play a leading role in trying to sort out digital migration. Vote [...]

The Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services

2018-02-21T20:18:35+00:00 February 21st, 2018|snippets, Uncategorized|

[21 February 2018] Treasury has published the Estimate of National Expenditure (ENE) for the Department, which sets out it’s the budget and spending plans for the period 2018/2019 to 2020/1. Government spending is detailed in a three-year medium-term expenditure framework (MTEF), which is updated annually through the publication of an ENE. Vote 32 Telecommunications and [...]

ICASA 5G Forum

2017-11-06T08:44:08+00:00 November 6th, 2017|frequency, snippets, Uncategorized|

[6 November 2017] Please see link below for a media statement by ICASA on the inaugural 5G forum meeting, which took place on 1st and 2nd November 2017 in Johannesburg. Media statement: ICASA hosts a successful inaugural 5G Forum Meeting in Sandton, Johannesburg ___ [16 October 2017] ICASA has reinvigorated a previous attempt to create [...]

The Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013

2017-10-21T22:57:32+00:00 October 21st, 2017|miscellaneous, snippets, Uncategorized|

[21 October 2017] The Information Regulator provided a status report to the Portfolio Committee for Justice and Correctional Services on 10 October 2017. Information Regulator Status Report 10 October 2017 Progress is slow.... __ [9 September 2017] The Information Regulator has published draft regulations under the Protection of Personal Information Act for public comment. Draft [...]

Numbering Plan Regulations 2016

2017-03-30T12:54:46+00:00 March 30th, 2017|Numbering, snippets, Uncategorized|

[30 March 2017] ICASA has published an amendment to the Numbering Plan Regulations 2016 which extends the deadline for migration of machine related services to the 14-digit numbering block specified for this purpose to 28 September 2018. Numbering Plan Amendment Regulations 2017 The amendment came into force on 27 March 2017. ___ [20 February 2017] ICASA [...]

ISPs tell mobile networks to open up | TechCentral

2016-11-07T10:07:53+00:00 November 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+00:00 November 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

Local ISPs voice strong support for net neutrality | TechCentral

2016-04-29T09:54:09+00:00 April 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|

The Internet Service Providers' Association (Ispa), the body that represents most of South Africa's ISPs, has again reiterated that it supports the concept of network neutrality. It said in a statement on Friday that there should be no blocking Source: Local ISPs voice strong support for net neutrality | TechCentral

South Africa at WRC 2015

2016-12-09T14:55:33+00:00 April 3rd, 2016|frequency, snippets, Uncategorized|

[3 April 2016] A release from the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services notes that the 41 person strong SA delegation to WRC 2015 “played a significant role in securing major outcomes for spectrum management to be integrated into national regulatory arrangements over the next 12 months”. Outcomes of WRC-2015 in Geneva, Switzerland Final Acts WRC-15 [...]

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