ICASA gives PTAWUG high site stamp of approval

Free wireless community network ‘approved’ by ICASA after inspection, with some encouraging comments

ICASA gives PTAWUG high site stamp of approval

Two weeks ago the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) received a complaint about a telecoms tower in Clubview, and set out to investigate the tower with the necessary paperwork in place.

This fifteen meter high telecoms tower turned out to be a PTAWUG high site in Clubview (high site image here), owned and operated by Danie Harmse.

The investigation continued today after ICASA contacted Harmse to organize a full radio inspection, and the results should be reassuring for both the regulator and other free wireless community networks around the country.

According to Harmse the ICASA inspector checked the radio frequencies, and further took down the ‘ICASA radio codes’ for the radios used on the tower.

The good news is that Harmse was told that everything was in order, and while the codes will be checked it looks like the tower and frequencies used are well within the law. Another feather in the cap of PTAWUG is that the ICASA inspector told Harmse that it is one of the neatest and best organized towers he has seen.

According to Harmse, ICASA will compile a report about the investigation and hand it over to the complainant to show that it complies with the current laws and regulations.

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