Spectrum Management

Feb 23, 2021  |  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 ...


Feb 22, 2021  |  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 ...


Feb 17, 2021  |  ZAMBIA: Regulators Auctioning New Spectrum To Bolster Internet Penetration

ZICTA (the Zambia Information and Communication Technology Regulatory Authority) has announced plans to auction a new 20Mhz frequency spectrum within the 800Mhz band and has confirmed that the bids for it will close on March 2nd 2021.   ZICTA has ...


Feb 15, 2021  |  "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 ...

South Africa: MTN Latest Operators To Take Regulator To Court Over Spectrum Issues

MTN South Africa has, according to reports, become the latest in the line of telecoms operators and stakeholders in South Africa, to take the country's telecoms regulator - the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) - to court due ...

Spectrum: Broadcaster To Join Lawsuit Against Spectrum Auction In South Africa

According to reports, E.tv, a commercial free-to-air broadcaster in South Africa, has filed an urgent application to join Telkom's lawsuit seeking an interim interdict preventing regulator authority ICASA from going through with its planned broadband spectrum auction. EMedia Investments, the ...

Nigeria: Telecoms Regulator To "FastTrack" Spectrum Licencing To Facilitate New Technologies

The Nigerian telecommunications industry regulator, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has pledged its deep-seated committed to accelerating the adoption and use of new technologies in the country, and have declared that it is willing to fast-track the issuance of spectrum licenses ...

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 ...

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 ...

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: 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, ...