Frequency Migration Regulations and Frequency Migration Plan

[29 October 2018] Submissions made in respect of the Draft Radio Frequency Migration Plan Regulations 2018 can be found below:

Cell C
COCT (A)
COCT (B)
Denel
eMedia
Huawei
Intelsat
Liquid Telecom SA
MTN
Multichoice, MNET & Orbicom
Netstar
Nokia
SABC
Telkom
Transnet
Vodacom
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[24 August 2018] ICASA has issued an invitation to interested parties to submit written representations on the Draft Radio Frequency Migration Plan Regulations 2018, due on 12 October 2018 with public hearings following on 25 and 26 October 2018.

ICASA notice
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[22 January 2014] ICASA has published an Invitation to Bid to provide services relating to implementing the digital migration regulations and plan (scroll down for these documents). The full description:

Appointment of a service provider to conduct feasibility studies of the frequency band migration based on the frequency band migration Regulation and Plan contained in the Government Gazette No 36334, Notice No 352 of the 3rd April 2013 over a period of three (3) months on a 90/10 PPPFA 2000: Preferential Procurement Regulations, 2011

BidICASA29_2013

Closing date for bids is 17 February 2014.

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[7 April 2013] ICASA published final documents on 2 April 2013 (and are to be commended on their efficiency in doing so).

ICASA Frequency Migration Regulations and Frequency Migration Plan 2013

FMR FMP Reasons Document April 2013
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[1 March 2013] It appears that the public participation phase of this process is now concluded. Below are the submissions received in response to the invitation from ICASA to comment on the Second Draft Frequency Migration Regulations and Second Draft Frequency Migration Plan (links to these documents in the 28 December 2012 update below).

Cell C
Eskom
eTV
Mnet
MTN
NAB
Neotel
Qualcomm
Sentech
Telkom
Vodacom

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[8 February 2013] Date for comment has been extended to 18 February 2013.
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[28 December 2012] Following the initial drafts published and the hearings held as detailed below, ICASA published a second iteration of the draft Frequency Migration Regulations and the draft Frequency Migration Plan on 24 December 2012.

Comments are due by 16h00 on 8 February 2013.

2nd Draft Frequency Migration Regulations and Frequency Migration Plan

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[25 October 2012] Final Schedule for Oral Hearings

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[22 October 2012] Draft schedule for oral presentations

Below are links to the submissions made in response to the draft:
Altech
BanziNET
Cell C
CSIR
Ericsson
Eskom
ESOA
ESOA Satellite
eTV
GSMA
GVF
Inmarsat
Intelsat
ISPA
ITUR_Spectrum-Redeployment
MIMOtech
Mnet
MTN
NAB
Neotel
Orbicom
PalmTree
QQ
Qualcomm
RSR
SAPS
SAPS-auction
SAPS Public Safety
SAPS-WhitePaper
Sentech
SKA
SmileTelecom
Telemedia
Telkom
Transnet
Vodacom
WAPA

[18 September 2012] ICASA have published  Draft Frequency Migration Regulations and a draft Frequency Migration Plan for public comment (GG 35598, 17 August 2012).

Draft Frequency Migration Regulation & Frequency Migration Plan

Submissions are due by 28 September 2012 12 October 2012.

The Regulations are intended to establish the framework in terms of which ICASA will be able to migrate users of radio frequency spectrum in accordance with the National Radio Frequency Spectrum Band Plan.

 

Comment: This looks like a good effort from ICASA. The draft Regulations are short and simple (as they should be) and set out the steps to be taken and considerations to be taken into account by ICASA when seeking to effect a migration process. Such a process will be initiated in accordance with the finalised Spectrum Migration Plan or where required to align SA with the ITU or SADC position or for the purpose of introducing greater efficiency into spectrum usage. The draft Regulations cover both out-of-band and in-band migration.

The Draft Frequency Migration Plan sets out ICASA’s intentions in respect of specific bands and, while opinions on the advisability of these intentions will differ, the document is comprehensive and well thought-through.


							
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