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  1. Jamie McKane

    Rules for South Africa's multi-billion-rand spectrum auction revealed

    Rules for South Africa's multi-billion-rand spectrum auction revealed ICASA has published the Invitation to Apply (ITA) for mobile networks wanting to bid for 4G and 5G spectrum. This document outlines the process for the spectrum auction, including the obligations placed upon mobile operators...
  2. Jamie McKane

    ICASA announces date for spectrum auction

    ICASA announces date for spectrum auction The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has announced that it will publish the long-awaited Invitation to Apply for high demand spectrum no later than 30 September 2020. Since the spectrum is expected to be hotly contested, it...
  3. Jamie McKane

    Communications Minister in stand-off with Parliament over ICASA appointments

    Communications Minister in stand-off with Parliament over ICASA appointments Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams is facing an unprecedented stand-off with Parliament over the appointment of new Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) councillors. According to a...
  4. Jamie McKane

    ICASA releases high-demand spectrum for lockdown

    ICASA releases high-demand spectrum for lockdown ICASA has announced it will release emergency spectrum to meet the spike in broadband services demand due to the COVID-19 coronavirus lockdown. This spectrum will be released for the duration of the national state of disaster and is expected to...
  5. Jamie McKane

    South African WOAN - Here is ICASA's plan

    South African WOAN - Here is ICASA's plan The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has published its plan to license an open-access wireless network for South Africa. This follows a period of public consultation which ICASA kicked off with an information memo explaining...
  6. Jamie McKane

    Tell ICASA what you think about out-of-bundle usage and data expiry

    Tell ICASA what you think about out-of-bundle usage and data expiry Ellipsis, a legal advisory that specialises in South African telecommunications, has partnered with MyBroadband to make a submission to the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) on behalf of consumers...
  7. Jamie McKane

    South African ISPs must have black owners - ICASA draft regulations

    South African ISPs must have black owners - ICASA draft regulations The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa’s (ICASA’s) new draft regulations on ownership in the ICT sector are sending shock-waves through the ISP and telecoms industry. ICASA published its “Limitations of...
  8. Joseph matane

    Possible mid range killer

    I just came across Redmi K30 5G specs it seems as if Xiaomi has great formula for 5G device's, I think they have good strategy I know LCD display is old tech but this smartphone seems to be great on paper, I hope Rain Mobile 5G will be supported when it launch locally next year. I know Rain...
  9. Jamie McKane

    Cell C deal must obey the rules - ICASA says

    Cell C deal must obey the rules - ICASA says The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has said that it has not been informed of any planned transactions with regards to Cell C, but that any transaction must comply with the regulation. In a statement released today...
  10. Jamie McKane

    ICASA to publish information memo on 4G and 5G spectrum

    ICASA to publish information memo on 4G and 5G spectrum The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) announced that it will publish an information memorandum on 1 November regarding the process to assign radio frequency spectrum used by cellular networks. South Africa's...
  11. Jamie McKane

    ICASA explains why it gave Kwesé TV a free-to-air licence

    ICASA explains why it gave Kwesé TV a free-to-air licence Following the recent controversy surrounding the liquidation of Kwesé Play, ICASA has published a document explaining why it granted Kwesé TV a free-to-air TV broadcasting licence. “ICASA embarked on a comprehensive process as...
  12. Jamie McKane

    ICASA will launch an inquiry into must-carry regulations

    ICASA will launch an inquiry into must-carry regulations ICASA released a press statement announcing its intent to launch an inquiry into must-carry regulations to determine whether they need to be amended. According to ICASA, a point of contention within these regulations is the point that "a...
  13. Jamie McKane

    ICASA will hold hearings on new sports broadcasting regulations

    ICASA will hold hearings on new sports broadcasting regulations ICASA will convene public hearings later this month on the Draft Sports Broadcasting Services Amendment Regulations that were published on 14 December 2018. The regulator has received 39 written submissions from industry players...
  14. Jamie McKane

    Department of Communications pays ICASA after legal threat

    Department of Communications pays ICASA after legal threat Communications minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams announced that government has paid ICASA the first part of its annual budget, after the regulator threatened to take legal action against the department for non-payment. More then R100...
  15. Jamie McKane

    ICASA to launch legal action against Department of Communications

    ICASA to launch legal action against Department of Communications ICASA has instructed its attorneys to launch legal action to force the Department of Communications (DoC) to release funding allocated to it by Parliament. Keabetswe Modimoeng, the acting chairperson of ICASA, told media about...
  16. Jamie McKane

    ICASA to develop new digital sound broadcasting regulations

    ICASA to develop new digital sound broadcasting regulations ICASA has finalised the process for developing a position paper on digital sound broadcasting (DSB) technology, stating that the technology will be beneficial in South Africa. The authority conducted an inquiry into the technology by...
  17. Jamie McKane

    Regulating a safe cyberspace is of public interest - ICASA

    Regulating a safe cyberspace is of public interest - ICASA ICASA has published its findings and position following an inquiry into its role and responsibilities in cybersecurity. It believes there is a provision in the Electronic Communications Act that empowers it to play a role in the...
  18. M

    Telkom Mobile Unethical Contracts

    Telkom failed me on 3 occasions. The First: About a year I got myself a Telkom 5GB LIT contract which came with a Huawei P10 Lite. What I was told I would get: Free Unlimited Instant Messaging/IM (Whatsapp, Viber etc). Unlimited Video and Music Streaming I loved it! Sounded great for the...
  19. TELESPHORE

    What is the role of ICASA really

    I send a complaint to ICASA regarding the RAIN network very poor performance due to over subscription. After 2 weeks got SMS that matter out of their jurisdiction. Referred to Internet Service Providers Association. Now that helps as much as trying to catch contents of a raw egg. ISPA is an...
  20. M

    Importing smartphones

    Good day, I want to import and resell smartphones,routers and other communication devices. I dont know much about ICASA regulations about importing such devices. I want to import via freight\courier companies like DHL\Aramex. If I need ICASA approval,how do I get the approval?
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