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  1. Hanno Labuschagne

    Spectrum auction mess — announcement coming soon

    Spectrum auction mess — announcement coming soon South African telecommunication companies are trying to settle a wireless spectrum auction dispute with the industry regulator out of court to avoid a prolonged legal battle. “Mediation efforts” are underway to find a simpler and faster way...
  2. D

    ICASA Regulations re 5Ghz WiFi

    Hi folks, Looking to get info about which frequencies/WiFi channels are allowed by ICASA in SA for unlicensed use, ie personal WiFi. I've noticed that some WiFi-enabled devices only have a few channels available to choose in the 5Ghz spectrum (channels 36,40,44,48) whereas others also allow...
  3. Jan

    Release of spectrum delayed by greed and corruption - Mboweni

    Greed and corruption blocked cheaper data prices in South Africa The release of essential radio frequency spectrum in South Africa has been delayed by greed and corruption, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni told the SABC. According to SABC’s programme “The Watchdog”, the Minister said the...
  4. Jan

    Criminals masquerading as political protesters destroy in hours what took nearly three decades to build - Alex FM

    Alex FM — 27 years of hard work destroyed in hours On Tuesday morning, criminals entered Alex FM’s facilities and destroyed the radio station’s equipment, including a state-of-the-art studio. This theft and vandalism formed part of the ongoing rioting and looting which is taking place in...
  5. Hanno Labuschagne

    ICASA says SA Post Office must deliver parcels under 1kg, just not food

    ICASA says SA Post Office must deliver parcels under 1kg, just not food The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has reiterated that South Africa's postal laws determined that only the South African Post Office (SAPO) may deliver packages weighing 1kg and less, although...
  6. Hanno Labuschagne

    ICASA and FCC agree to collaborate

    ICASA and FCC agree to collaborate The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has announced it has signed an agreement with the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to share ideas and collaborate on matters of mutual interest. The agreement comes in the...
  7. Hanno Labuschagne

    ICASA announces new sport broadcasting regulations

    ICASA announces new sport broadcasting regulations The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has published new regulations for the broadcasting of sports in South Africa. ICASA said the changes to the Sports Broadcasting Services Regulations were aimed at addressing the...
  8. Hanno Labuschagne

    Good news for mobile networks as ICASA extends temporary spectrum allocation

    Good news for mobile networks as ICASA extends temporary spectrum allocation The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has extended the allocation of temporary radio frequency spectrum assigned to mobile operators to deal with increased network traffic during the COVID-19...
  9. Hanno Labuschagne

    ICASA welcomes Telkom losing appeal against leasing of its equipment

    ICASA welcomes Telkom losing appeal against leasing of its equipment The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has welcomed the ruling of the Supreme Court of Appeal against Telkom regarding the leasing of its facilities to network operators. Telkom had sought to review...
  10. W

    Do I need an ICASA license if I am using off the shelf 2.4gh and 5gh products to supply internet to people

    Hi I am the owner of a few low cost housing developments. I would like to know if I can build a wireless bridge to tenants using of the shelf point to point products. I will be sharing my internet connection with them and they will pay a small fee for this benefit. Do I need to register as a...
  11. Hanno Labuschagne

    ICASA will launch urgent appeal against spectrum auction interdict

    ICASA will launch urgent appeal against spectrum auction interdict The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) will launch an urgent appeal against the North Gauteng High Court’s decision to grant Telkom and Etv an interdict against the high demand spectrum auction. ICASA...
  12. oros

    icasa website down

    icasa's website is down, can't access it. Anyone else?
  13. Joseph matane

    Huawei H112 5G CPE pro

    Technomobi.co.za seems to be offering the CPE for R12K which is expensive compare to current LTE-A CPE but good thing is we now know prepaid price for Huawei 5G CPE Pro even if this one is network locked to Vodacom network only
  14. J

    ICASA to charge operators fees for emergency COVID-19 spectrum

    ICASA to charge operators fees for emergency COVID-19 spectrum ICASA has announced that it will extend the validity period of temporarily assigned emergency spectrum, but operators will be charged if they wish to continue using it. "In light of the fact that the auctioning of the high demand...
  15. J

    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...
  16. J

    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...
  17. J

    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...
  18. J

    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...
  19. J

    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...
  20. J

    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...
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