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Regulation  |  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 ...
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Broadcast Regulation  |  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 ...
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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 ...

ICASA Calls For Major Sporting Events To Be Free-To-Air In South Africa - Reports

South Africa’s Department of Communications and the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) have revealed that they want a number major sporting events to be broadcast on free-to-air as they are in the ‘public interest’. Presenting to parliament last ...

South Africa: ICASA, CSIR Collaborate With Tech Solutions Provider To Drive TV White Space Projects

Indigo Broadband, a South African broadband technology solutions provider, has revealed that it is working with the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and telecoms regulator the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) to drive various pre-commercial TV ...

South Africa: ICASA To Rollout Spectrum Licensing Process In April - Reports

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA), has announced that it will carefully manage all possible inter-dependencies when looking into options to allocate spectrum. This comes as a legal battle has been brewing between ICASA and the Competition Commission ...

OTT Streaming: “Regulators Must Evaluate OTT’s Impact On Competitiveness In Broadcast Sector” - ICASA

Ms Botlenyana Mokhele, a Councillor at the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA), says that ICASA is still in the process of evaluating the impact of OTT streaming services on competition in the broadcast sector, especially in the subscription ...

43 Community Radio Stations Face Closure In South Africa

Over 40 community radio stations across South Africa are facing a shut down because of a lack of funding, licences and overwhelming amounts of debt. Thabang Pusoyabone, the Secretary for the National Community Radio Forum (NCRF), said that community radio ...

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 ...

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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