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ICASA administrative fees

March 26th, 2024|ICASA, licensing, snippets|

[26 March 2024] ICASA has given notice of annual adjustments in the administrative fees it changes for applications and registrations relating to service licences (ECS | ECNS | BS) as well as the unit price for MHz paired under the [...]

call termination regulations

March 22nd, 2024|competition, snippets|

[22 March 2024] ICASA has published draft amendments to the Call Termination Regulations 2024, including proposals to reduce  wholesale voice call termination rates substantially and to curb excessive rates for terminating calls coming into SA from foreign countries. Draft Call [...]

World Radiocommunication Conference

March 18th, 2024|frequency, snippets, Uncategorized|

[18 March 2024] The Department of Communications and Digital Technologies has given notice that it is convening the National Preparatory Working Group (NPWG) to start preparations for South Africa’s participation in the next World Radiocommunication Conference, scheduled for 2027 (WRC-27). [...]

financial forecast report

February 25th, 2024|compliance, ICASA, snippets|

2021 | 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2017 | 2015 | [26 February 2024] ICASA has published its annual notice requiring licensees to submit their annual forecast of licence fees and USAF contributions. In addition, licensees must also submit “a [...]

national radio frequency spectrum policy

February 25th, 2024|frequency, policy, snippets|

[25 February 2024] The Estimate of National Expenditure (ENE) for the DCDT as published by National Treasury states that the Department plans to publish the new national radio frequency spectrum policy by March 2025. Hopefully this is a typo and [...]

ICT and Digital Economic Masterplan for South Africa

January 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 [...]

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