independent communications authority of south africa (icasa)

  1. Jan

    Telkom sub-1GHz interference map shows one reason it is fighting the auction

    Spectrum chaos in South Africa Telkom says that while trying to use emergency network capacity handed out at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, it ran into significant problems. MyBroadband spoke to Telkom’s head of network planning and engineering Lebo Masalesa, who explained that “digital...
  2. Jan

    Advances in wireless technologies boost WISPs in South Africa

    Wireless ISPs achieve speeds up to 100Mbps in South Africa The Wireless Access Providers' Association (Wapa) currently watches over 250 members, 200 of which are wireless Internet service providers (Wisps), meaning the organisation has near-national coverage. Wisps are Internet service...
  3. Jan

    MTN, Vodacom, and Telkom on shutting off 2G and 3G in South Africa

    Plans to shut down 2G and 3G in South Africa Switching off South Africa's 2G and 3G networks will be a challenging feat for the country's mobile network operators and the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa). Operators will have to work with Icasa to streamline the...
  4. Jan

    Sentech begins digital dividend restacking in Northern Cape and North West

    Digital TV signal disruptions announced State-owned signal distributor Sentech announced that it has begun restacking digital TV frequencies in towns where the migration from SABC’s old analogue signal has been completed. It warned that disruptions to digital terrestrial TV signals could last...
  5. Jan

    Telkom offers to remove interdict against spectrum auction - if it gets its day in court quickly

    Telkom offers tricky deal in cellular network capacity fight Telkom has pledged to remove its interdict application against South Africa’s radio frequency spectrum auction from the court roll, provided its opponents in the fight agree to an expedited hearing on the merits of the case. Spectrum...
  6. Jan

    ISPA welcomes Icasa's number porting regulations finalisation

    South African call centres can soon move 0800-numbers away from Telkom South Africa’s Independent Service Providers’ Association (Ispa) says the country’s telecoms sector is off to a promising start in 2022 with the finalisation of a complete number portability framework. The Independent...
  7. Jan

    Post Office Speed Services courier tested against Fastway and The Courier Guy

    SA Post Office's Speed Services tested — and compared with other courier services Testing by MyBroadband revealed that The Courier Guy and Fastway easily outperformed the SA Post Office’s courier service, Speed Services. The South African Post Office (SAPO) and Icasa are fighting to stop...
  8. Jan

    Spectrum showdown

    Goliath vs Goliath vs Goliath — South Africa’s spectrum showdown Battle lines have been drawn over the heated issue of cellular network capacity in South Africa. In the one corner — South Africa’s incumbent and partially state-owned telecommunications network operator Telkom.
  9. Jan

    Vodacom files court papers opposing Telkom's interdict of spectrum auction

    Vodacom joins fight against Telkom Vodacom has filed papers in the Pretoria High Court to oppose Telkom’s application for an urgent interdict against the spectrum auction that industry regulator Icasa wants to hold on 8 March 2022. Telkom approached the Pretoria High Court last week Tuesday to...
  10. Jan

    MTN is opposing Telkom's spectrum auction challenge

    MTN files High Court papers against Telkom MTN has filed papers to oppose Telkom's urgent application to block South Africa's spectrum auction from going ahead on 8 March 2022. Radio frequency spectrum is the raw network capacity that cellular network operators use to communicate between...
  11. Jan

    The appliances and electronics that need SABS EMC CoCs in South Africa

    All the devices that need electromagnetic interference certificates in South Africa Electric irons, toasters, and grills are among the devices that need electromagnetic compatibility certificates of compliance, according to SABS guidelines.
  12. Jan

    Telkom launched a pre-emptive legal strike to selfishly serve its bottom-line - Icasa

    Telkom launched "pre-emptive strike" — serves "narrow and selfish commercial interests" The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) tore into Telkom on Wednesday after the network operator filed papers in the Pretoria High Court to once again block the auctioning of...
  13. Jan

    Telkom files High Court papers to block spectrum auction - again

    Telkom launches legal strike against spectrum auction Telkom has filed High Court papers to block the Independent Communication Authority of South Africa (Icasa) from going through with an auction of sought-after radio frequency spectrum. Spectrum is the lifeblood of wireless networks...
  14. Jan

    Electronics without radio frequency modules must have EMC CoC - ICASA

    New rules for all electronics in South Africa All electrical and electronic devices in South Africa that do not have radio frequency modules must have valid electromagnetic compatibility certificates recognised by the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS). This comes after the SABS and...
  15. Jan

    Spectrum can't stall number portability after 16 years - ISPA

    16 years late — Number portability in South Africa must be finished The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) has had sixteen years to fully implement number portability, and it still has not happened. According to the Independent Service Providers’ Association of South...
  16. Jan

    Telkom "concerned" about WOAN exclusion from spectrum ITA

    Telkom slams new spectrum auction Telkom has expressed misgivings about a new auction process announced by industry regulator Icasa on Friday. "Telkom notes the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) statement on the publication of the Invitation to Apply (ITA) in respect...
  17. Jan

    Spectrum auction set for 8 March 2022

    Icasa announces spectrum auction dates The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) has issued the final Invitation To Apply (ITA) for the licencing of International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT) spectrum, also known as high-demand spectrum. The deadline to apply for...
  18. Jan

    WOAN delayed

    South Africa's wireless open access network delayed The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa announced in a media statement on Friday that the licensing of South Africa's wireless open-access network (WOAN) has been delayed. The WOAN is a controversial proposal that aims to...
  19. Jan

    Icasa publishes second information memorandum for spectrum auction

    Mobile network spectrum auction — Icasa asks for another round of feedback Icasa has published the second information memorandum for the public consultations on its forthcoming radio frequency spectrum auction.
  20. Jan

    Average data usage of smart devices on Vodacom's network

    How much data Vodacom smartphone customers use The average Vodacom smartphone customer consumes around 2.2GB of data per month, the company's latest interim results have revealed. Like other mobile networks in South Africa, Vodacom saw data traffic surge during the initial months of the...