.ZADNA considering second level domain registrations (.za)

2018-06-13T12:07:58+00:00 June 13th, 2018|snippets, Uncategorized|

[13 June 2018] .ZADNA has released the following documents for comments and feedback: .ZA Second Level Domain General Policy Draft .ZA Second Level Registrations Policy Interested parties are invited to comment by 12 July 2018 by email to submissions@zadna.org.za. ___ [16 April 2018] The .za Domain Name Authority (.ZADNA) is requesting Expressions of Interest for the [...]

The Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services

2018-06-04T10:04:21+00:00 June 4th, 2018|snippets, Uncategorized|

[4 June 2018] The Department provided an update on the (lack of) progress in implementing the South Africa Connect policy to establish a National Broadband Network on 22 May 2018. Presentation on SA Connect (22 May 2018) __ [20 May 2018] The Minister and Deputy Minister presented their budget speeches to Parliament on 17 May [...]

Numbering Plan Regulations 2016

2018-05-21T13:47:59+00:00 May 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 [...]

The (new) Department of Communications

2018-05-09T13:52:11+00:00 May 9th, 2018|policy, snippets, Uncategorized|

[9 May 2018] Report of the Portfolio Committee on Communications - Budget Vote 3: Communications ___ [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 [...]

The Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013

2018-05-04T15:59:15+00:00 May 4th, 2018|miscellaneous, snippets, Uncategorized|

[4 May 2018] The Information Regulator formed under POPI presented in Parliament on its activities since the last report in October 2017. Information Regulator Status Report 24 April 2018 The regulations required to give some substance to POPI have been submitted to the Office of the State Law Advisors for the constitutional compliance vetting process. [...]

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 [...]

ICASA 5G Forum

2018-05-23T16:45:25+00:00 May 23rd, 2017|frequency, snippets, Uncategorized|

[23 May 2018] ICASA will be supporting the Wireless World Research Forum (WWRF) in hosting the 5th Annual 5G Huddle, to be held for the first time in the Southern Hemisphere. The event will take place from from 29 to 30 May 2018 in Durban. Further details can be found in the ICASA press release [...]

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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