Regulation

Feb 18, 2019  |  ICASA Declares That It Will License 4G And 5G Spectrum Without ECA Amendment Bill

A spokesperson for the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) recently announced to Mybroadband that the regulator “can and will proceed” to assign 4G and 5G spectrum in South Africa, even though the amendment bill to the Electronic Communication ...


Feb 14, 2019  |  NCC Serves Telcos With Hefty Fines for Not Complying With Regulations

Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has fined the four leading network operators in the country a staggering $200 000,00 for various violations. In 2018 the NCC had spoken out about some noncompliance by the country’s network providers such as the approval ...


Feb 13, 2019  |  ICASA Makes Amendments To South Africa’s Telecoms Regulations

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has made a few amendments to the End-User and Subscriber Service Charter, which is set to be effective as of 28 February 2019. The regulations order mobile operators to roll over data ...


Feb 13, 2019  |  NCA Ghana And Togolese Regulator To Meet And Discuss Spectrum

The National Communications Authority (NCA) plans to hold a bilateral frequency coordination meeting with Togo, to resolve and collaborate issues related to the usage of Radio Spectrum along the Ghana-Togo Border. The meeting will be attended by the Togolese regulator ...


Kenya: Regulator Declines Telco’s Bid For TV Licence Again

The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) has once again opted to decline to grant Safaricom a broadcasting licence. This decision was made pending the release of the report on market dominance in the country’s telecommunications sector. During an interview, the ...

South Africa: ISPA Supports ICASA’s Mobile Data Competition Probe

According to South Africa's Internet Service Providers' Association (ISPA), the best ICT industry news that came out of 2018 in South Africa was the communications regulator's decision to launch an inquiry into mobile broadband competition in the country. ISPA has ...

South Africa: Film Publication Board Is Collapsing Under Severe Mismanagement

According to South Africa's City Press, the country's Film and Publication Board (FPB) is falling apart because of mismanagement and non-compliance. The FPB handles the categorisation of video games and films before they get released in South Africa. City Press ...

ICASA To Make More Room For pay-TV Operators In South Africa

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has announced that says that it would give ease of access to players into the pay-TV market in the country despite objections from the dominant cum leading pay-tv firm MultiChoice. The national ...

Tanzania: TCRA Sanctions Radio Stations For Violating Content Regulations

The Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) through its content committee has slapped Family Radio, RASI FM and Dar es Salaam-based Magic FM with a fine of TZS 6 million for breaching content regulations. The Content Committee Vice-Chairman of TCRA, Joseph ...

South Africa: Johannesburg High Court Orders ICASA Against New Data Rules

A South African high court has made a ruling that the country's communications regulator,  the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) could not implement the planned data regulations surrounding out-of-bundle (OOB) billing and rollover data. These regulations will thus ...

Nigeria: NCC May Introduce Regulatory Framework For Over-The-Top (OTT) Services

The Commonwealth Telecommunications Organization (CTO) has published a report on the benefits and challenges of OTT services in Nigeria suggesting that the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), should set up a regulatory framework to control Over-the-top (OTT) technology services. The telecommunications ...

Nigeria: NCC To Address Interconnect Debt Crises in Its Telco Industry

The Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta, has assured stakeholders and the public that the commission was taking appropriate steps to resolve the N165 Billion interconnect debt owed by some network providers. Interconnect debt occurs when ...