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Spectrum Management  |  South Africa: "Keep Covid-19 Emergency Spectrum Till Next Year" - ICASA Tells Operators

South Africa's broadcast and telecoms regulator, the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has agreed that telecoms operators in the country are not obliged to return the temporary 4G and 5G emergency pandemic-related spectrum allocated to them until March ...
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Spectrum Allocation  |  Spectrum: SA's Regulator To Start Receiving Invitation-To-Apply For IMT Licences Friday 2nd October

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has said it is to start receiving applications for licences to its "high-demand" IMT spectrum and the wholesale open-access network (WOAN) from Friday 02 October 2020. The development is a piece of ...
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South Africa: Regulator Aims To Make PayTV Sports Broadcast Free-To-Watch

South Africa's broadcast regulator, the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) is conducting a review of the rules around sports broadcasting in the country.     As part of the review, ICASA is seeking to "identify and list national ...

South Africa: Regulator Push Back Auction Of WOAN And IMT Spectrum To Next Year

The Independent Communication Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has confirmed it is pushing back the auction of "high-demand" spectrum till early 2021. A statement from ICASA said: "In light of the time lost as a result of the delay in ...

South Africa: Communications Minister Unhappy With Candidates For ICASA Posts

South Africa's Communications Minister, Ms Stella Ndabeni-Abraham, has, according to press reports by the South African Sunday Times newspaper, rejected the list of 10 potential candidates for council positions at the Independent Communications Authorities of South Africa (ICASA).   Reports ...

South Africa: ICASA Excuses Delay With Spectrum Invitation

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has confirmed that there would be a ‘slight’ delay in the publication of the ‘Invitation To Apply’ for the wholesale open-access network and the international mobile telecommunications (IMT) spectrum licences.   ICASA, ...

South Africa: ICASA Publishes Spectrum Assignment For 470 - 694 MHz Frequency Band

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has recently announced its final radio frequency spectrum assignment plan for the 470 to 694 MHz frequency band.   The move is expected to now pave the way for the phased progression ...

SOUTH AFRICA: ICASA Says Free Spectrum To Mobile Operators To Stop In November - Reports

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa - ICASA -  have announced that effective end of November, its arrangement with telecommunications companies for free access to spectrum will end. The emergency free spectrum access arrangement was put in place in ...

South Africa: ICASA’s Local Content Quota Exemption Receives Luke-Warm Response From Producers’ Organisation - Reports

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa’s (ICASA) decision to exempt TV broadcasters from local content quotas during the COVID-19 national lockdown could destroy the sector, which is already struggling during this time, and also contradicts the government’s appeal to ...

South Africa: ICASA Receives Applications For Allocation Of Temporary Spectrum

South Africa’s telecoms regulator, the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA), said that it had received approximately 35 applications for temporary allocation of radio frequency spectrum to improve communications during the national lockdown. In March, the government had instructed ...

ICASA Grants 3-Month Spectrum Extension To Operators During COVID-19 Lockdown

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has announced that it will be extending the validity of all existing radio frequency spectrum licences due to South Africa’s current COVID-19 lockdown. The communications authority revealed last week that it had made ...

South Africa: Broadcasting Regulator ICASA Suspends All Public Hearings In Wake Of Coronavirus - Reports

South Africa's broadcasting regulator, the Independent Communication Authority of South Africa (ICASA), has announced that it has suspended all scheduled public hearings for regulatory issues and has banned all visitors to its offices in the wake of the Covid-19 virus ...