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Regulation  |  South Africa: ICASA Fines MTN Over WhatsApp Bundle Hike

South Africa's telecoms regulator, the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA), has slapped MTN with a $336 000 fine for failing to comply with the law when it hiked the price of one of its data plans. However, $135 ...
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Broadcasting Services  |  ICASA Approves Kwesé Free TV Licence In South Africa

South Africa’s media and communications watchdog ICASA has confirmed that it will be granting a commercial free-to-air TV licence to Kwesé Free TV. The regulator said that Kwesé Free TV’s proposed service was fully compliant with the relevant South African ...
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South Africa Delays Anticipated Spectrum Auction

The South African government has published a policy directive that announces that it will now allow smaller telecommunications companies to share in the national wireless network, a move that further delays the nation’s long-awaited spectrum auction. Vodacom and MTN, the ...

South Africa: ICASA To Investigate Broadcasting ‘Must-Carry’ Regulations

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has released a press statement announcing that it intends to launch an inquiry into South African broadcasting’s must-carry regulations to determine if they need to be amended. According to ICASA, the cause ...

Competition Commission Supports ICASA’s Plans To Open Up SA's Pay-TV Market

South Africa’s Competition Commission has come out in full support of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA)’s plans to introduce various changes to open up the country’s pay-TV market and to make sure that sporting events of national ...

ICASA Gears Up To Conduct Public Hearings Over Sports Broadcasting Regulations In South Africa

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) is getting ready to hold public hearings on the Draft Sports Broadcasting Services Amendment Regulations that were published on 14 December 2018. The hearings are scheduled to take place from 27 to ...

ICASA’s Draft Regulations May Cause MultiChoice To Change Business Model

Pay-TV operator MultiChoice could possibly be forced to shift its focus and change its business model in order to remain competitive as the Independent Communications Authority of SA (ICASA) drafts up new rules to challenge its dominance. Icasa has been ...

ICASA's Plan For South Africa’s Sports Broadcasting Rights Lambasted By International Federations

Several International sporting federations have displayed dissatisfaction and poked holes in the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa’s (ICASA) proposed regulations on new sport broadcasting rights. The purpose of the draft regulations is to reach a much wider audience and ...

ICASA Says That Netflix And DStv Are Not In Competition In South Africa

According to the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA), there is a significant difference between streaming services such as Netflix and the services being provided by traditional broadcasters in South Africa – such as DStv. In a conversation with ...

FTA Threatens To Take ICASA To Court After Losing Bid For Free-To-Air TV Licence

One of the losing bidders for the highly sought-after free-to-air television licence that was recently awarded by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) is very upset over the results, calling it a lost opportunity for local youth and ...

ICASA Plans To End DStv’s Monopoly In South Africa

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has released the findings of its inquiry into South Africa’s subscription TV broadcasting services. The regulator said that this process began in 2016 when ICASA published a notice of its plans to ...

ICASA Appoints Acting Chairperson For South Africa's Broadcasting Regulator

ICASA has appointed Dr Keabetswe Modimoeng as the Acting Chairperson at South Africa's broadcasting regulator. The appointment is effective immediately, and it comes after the dismissal of the previous Chairperson of ICASA, Rubben Mohlaloga following his fraud conviction. ICASA said ...

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