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Spectrum Management  |  South Africa: Presidency Asking For Spectrum Auctioning To Resume Immediately

Following an interdict by companies to stop the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) from rolling out the spectrum anticipated by the end of May 2021. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has requested mediation in the spectrum auctioning process, ...
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Spectrum Management  |  Ghana: Broadcaster Association Demands Shift Of Spectrum Distribution Power

Following BMA yesterday reporting on the shutdown of 49 unlicenced tv stations, The Ghana Independent Broadcaster Association (GIBA) has called on the government to allocate the management powers of radio and television spectrum to The National Media Commission (NMC) as ...
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Spectrum Band Licencing Arrangements Will Further Hamper SA's Digital Migration - Report

A South African industry expert has reported that broadband services rollout delays in South Africa are due mainly to the licensing the exclusive use of spectrum by a single market player. A hampering effect, especially in rural areas, causing a ...

Nigeria: Spectrum Sale Estimated At 1-Billion (US) Dollars - Minister

The Nigerian government has announced the date of the recommencement of the Digital Switch Over (DSO) process from analogue to digital terrestrial broadcasting for the second phase of the remaining 31 states. According to reports, the Minister of Information and ...

South Africa: Industry Body Calls For Urgent Mediation To Resolve Spectrum Impasse

As some telecoms and media services providers in South Africa continue to face-off with the Independent Communications Authority (ICASA) over the upcoming spectrum auction, an influential industry body, the Internet Services Provider Association (ISPA), has urged the 'warring' parties to ...

South Africa: TV White Space Internet Access Tech Ripe For Commercial Take-Off

ICASA (the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa) has last week issued a notification inviting interested parties to join the qualification process for the operation of the secondary geolocation spectrum database (S-GLSD) - an essential step towards the full commercialisation ...

"South Africa Regulator Is Slicing Spectrum Like Salami!" - Says Telkom

ICASA (The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa) - the agency that regulates all things telecoms and broadcasting in South Africa has been accused of slicing up the 3.5GHz spectrum "like a salami to be shared between interested parties".   ...

SA's Spectrum Saga Continues As Vodacom Warns Against Further Delays

In South Africa, the planned spectrum allocation by the Independent Communications Authority (ICASA) seems to be tying itself up in knots and creating heavy-levels of confusion and frustration among stakeholders, with Shameel Joosub, the CEO of Vodacom being the latest ...

Spectrum: Telkom Has No 'Locus Standi' With Lawsuit, Says ICASA Chair

The chairperson of the Independent  Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA), Mr Keabetswe Modimoeng, has charged back at Telkom South Africa (a leading telecoms and media services provider) for seeking a court injunction to stop ICASA from moving forward with ...

Spectrum: Minister Supports ICASA's Stringent "Level-1 BEE" Requirement For Licence

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) now has a new regulation that mandates spectrum license applicants and other operators to be Level 1 BBBEE status compliant.   A Level 1 BBBEE (Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment) status essentially means ...

South Africa: Govt. Says New Spectrum Release Will Usher In Certainty

Further to the announcement from the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) that it had approved the go-ahead for spectrum licensing, the Minister for Communications and Digital Technology in South Africa, Ms Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams declares that the announcement will ...

Spectrum: Caution On Pricing As South Africa's ICASA Issues Invitation To Apply

As the Independent Communication Authority of South Africa (ICASA) gears up to release the details of its much-awaited invitation to apply (ITA) for the five broadband spectrum plans, analysts are urging the authority not to be tempted with "overpricing" to ...