Regulation

Jul 28, 2020  |  Egypt: Court To Decide On The Legality Of YouTube Blocking

The Supreme Administrative Court of Egypt, the highest administrative court in the country has set September 20, 2020, as the date, it will make its final ruling on the case brought before it regarding the blocking of YouTube  - the ...


Jul 22, 2020  |  Zimbabwe: Econet Seeks Protection Against Govt's Ask For Subscribers Activities Info

Econet - Zimbabwe's largest mobile network operator - has gone to Court to seek and obtain an injunction that will protect it from the state police that wants to execute a warrant to search and seize information about its subscribers, ...


Jul 13, 2020  |  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 ...


Jul 03, 2020  |  Malawi: Newly Elected President Dissolves Board Of MACRA And MBC

Malawi’s newly elected president, Mr Lazarus Chakwera, has announced the dissolution of the board of directors of Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) and that of the Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA). The dissolution order if effective immediately.   The statement from ...


Nigeria: New Broadcasting Code Could Risks Further Investment In Content - Reports

According to the Nigerian Vanguard Newspaper, some content distribution platforms in Nigeria are unhappy with the new national broadcasting code. Global players such as Netflix and Amazon, as well as local ones such as iROKOtv and Africa Magic, have said ...

Nigeria: Lawmakers Directs Multichoice To Suspend Planned Price Increase

The Nigerian House of Representatives (its national law-making body) has weighed into the on the planned Multichoice price service increase.   The House is reported to have directed the management of Multichoice Nigeria (the owners of DStv and GOtv platforms) ...

Nigeria: Broadcast Regulator Fines 3 Radio Stations Over Covid-19 Related False Claims

Nigeria's National Broadcasting Commission (the country's broadcast media regulator) said it has issued specific fines to three radio broadcasting station and called-out 28 others for broadcasting false and unsubstantiated content with regard Covid-19!   The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) named ...

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 ...

Zimbabwe: POTRAZ Gives Green Light To Mobile Tariff Hikes

The Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) has given the green light to an upward 95,39 percent data, voice and SMS tariff adjustment for both fixed and mobile network operators as previous tariffs were destroyed by severe inflationary ...

Uganda: UCC Proposes Revised Regulation Of OTT Services

The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has suggested the improvement of regulation of over the top services (OTT) such as Twitter and Facebook to support investment in the sector. At the international preparatory meeting that was hosted recently by the UCC ...

ATCON Calls For No Tax On GSM, Cable TV Subscriptions In Nigeria

The Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON), the umbrella organisation for telecoms companies in Nigeria has called for the federal government to drop the bill seeking to collect communication services tax (CST or levy) on fees payable by the ...

South Africa’s Film And Publication Board Guns For Netflix -Reports

South Africa’s Film and Publication Board (FPB) has announced that the newly passed Films and Publications Amendment Bill will allow it to take action against distributors who don’t comply with its regulations. While it doesn’t name Netflix directly, the international ...

Tanzania’s TCRA Threatens To Disconnect 39 Million Mobile Phone Subscribers

The Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) has threatened to disconnect more than 39 million mobile phone subscribers who still have not registered their SIM cards via the country’s compulsory biometric system by 31st December 2019. According to the Tanzanian regulator, ...

Regulator Cancels Licence Of Vodafone Franchise Holder In Zambia

The Zambia Information and Communications Technology Authority has released a statement announcing that Vodafone Zambia would cease to operate as from 20 October 2019.  Zambia’s communications regulator said on Thursday last week that it had cancelled the licence for Vodafone’s ...