ICASA compliance reports unveiled

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) today (10 August 2011) announced the publication of their ECS and ECNS compliance reports.

“ICASA has a mandate in terms of the Electronic Communications Act and the ICASA Act to ensure compliance by all licensed entities in the telecommunications, broadcasting and postal sectors,” the regulator said in a press statement today. “We have conducted an assessment of compliance in respect of MTN, Vodacom, Cell C, iBurst (WBS), Neotel, Telkom, Sentech and Internet Solutions for the 2009/2010 financial year.”

The compliance assessments were based on the following regulations: General License Fees; Code of Conduct; People with Disabilities; E-rate; End-User and Subscriber Service Charter; and USAF (Universal Service and Access Fund).

The following tables provide an overview of the performance of Vodacom, MTN, Telkom, Cell C, Neotel, Sentech, iBurst (WBS), and Internet Solutions on the regulations listed above.

ECS and ECNS Compliance Reports
Vodacom MTN Cell C
Nature/Type Yes Yes Yes
General License fees regulations Yes Yes No view
USAF Regulations Yes No opinion No view
End user and subscriber service charter regulations No No No
Code of Conduct Regulations Yes Yes No
Code on People with Disabilities Regulations Yes No No
E-Rate regulations Yes No Yes
Overall sufficiently complied Yes Yes No
ECS and ECNS Compliance Reports
Telkom Neotel Sentech
Nature/Type Yes Yes Yes
General License fees regulations Yes Yes Yes
USAF Regulations Yes No No opinion
End user and subscriber service charter regulations No No No
Code of Conduct Regulations Yes No Yes
Code on People with Disabilities Regulations Yes No Yes
E-Rate regulations Yes No Yes
Overall sufficiently complied Yes Yes Yes
ECS and ECNS Compliance Reports
WBS Internet Solutions
Nature/Type Yes Yes
General License fees regulations Yes No opinion
USAF Regulations No No opinion
End user and subscriber service charter regulations No Yes
Code of Conduct Regulations Yes Yes
Code on People with Disabilities Regulations No N/A
E-Rate regulations Yes No opinion
Overall sufficiently complied Yes Yes

The full compliance reports are available in the forum discussion thread below, or on the ICASA website.

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