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Spectrum Management  |  South Africa: Spectrum Auction Plans Shrouded In Uncertainty - Reports

To recall, in March 2021, the Pretoria High Court halted the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa's (ICASA) planned spectrum auction and licencing what was due to commence on 31 March 2021.  The halt was an outcome of the court ...
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Spectrum Management  |  South Africa: ICASA Extends Emergency Spectrum Allocation By Two Months

Industry sources are reporting that as a result of an interdict initiated by Telkom and e.tv, which prevents the occurrence of the previously planned spectrum auction, the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has extended its temporary spectrum allocation ...
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South Africa: Regulator's Spectrum Auction Approach Considered "Unlawful"

According to a report supplied to journalists by High Court Judge Selby Baqwa, Independent Communications Authority of SA (ICASA) unlawfully amended the rules for the radio frequency spectrum auction without the necessary consultations, making the entire process unlawful. The process ...

South Africa: ICASA Prepares To Appeal Court’s Spectrum Ruling

South African regulator of the broadcasting, electronic communications and postal services sectors in South Africa, the Independent Communications Authority of SA (ICASA), is preparing to appeal to the interdiction passed on Monday by the North Gauteng High Court. Telkom filed ...

South Africa: ICASA Will Announce Bidders Of 4 and 5G Spectrum Next Month

ICASA (The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa) has announced that it will now only be announcing the bidders for its forthcoming spectrum auction on the 23rd March 2021. In a stakeholder advisory statement released by the South African industry ...

South Africa: ICASA Freezes 5G Spectrum "Because Of Satellite Static"

In South Africa, ICASA (the Independent Communications Authority) has announced a suspension on new spectrum assignment in the 3.6 - 3.8Ghz band, stopping new acquisition of spectrum licenses in the band.   According to ICASA, the spectrum freeze order was ...

South Africa: Stakeholders Eagerly Await ICASA's Spectrum Auction, Anytime Now

In South Africa, telecommunications and media stakeholders are eagerly awaiting the new high demand spectrum auction led by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) which should happen in less than three months.   ICASA's chairperson Keabetswe Modimoeng says ...

Pay-TV: Regulator To Hold Virtual Public Hearing On Subscription TV Services In South Africa

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) - the country's broadcasting and telecoms regulatory agency) has confirmed it will be proceeding with its public hearing into Pay-TV services in South Africa. ICASA has confirmed that the hearings will take ...

South Africa: Regulator To Hold Hearing On Broadcast Rights In Jan. 2021

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) will, according to press reporting, hold new stakeholders hearing early next year to examine further the dynamics of subscription or Pay-TV services in South Africa.   According to reporting by Businesstech.co.za, ICASA ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...