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26 November 2021 Source: https://www.icasa.org.za/news/2021/icasa-awards-provisional-radio-frequency-spectrum-assignments-to-qualifying-licensees Pretoria – The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA/the Authority) has concluded its analysis of applications for provisional assignment of radio frequency spectrum under the new ICT COVID-19 National State of Disaster Regulations, 2021, and resolved to grant licences to six (6) electronic communications network operators. The licences are valid...
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Source: https://www.icasa.org.za/news/2021/icasa-outlines-plans-for-the-expedited-licensing-of-high-demand-spectrum-and-the-wireless-open-access-network 1 October 2021 Pretoria – The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA/the Authority) wishes to advise stakeholders of the truncated timetable and roadmap for the expedited licensing of the International Mobile Telecommunications (“IMT”) spectrum, also known as high-demand spectrum, and the Wireless Open Access Network (“WOAN”) published today, 1 October 2021. This roadmap...
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Source: https://www.icasa.org.za/news/2021/icasa-eyes-15-september-2021-as-the-date-to-finally-conclude-the-spectrum-licensing-litigation 7 September 2021 Pretoria – The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA/the Authority) has unfortunately not yet been able to reach an out of court settlement with the litigants in the High Court matter, in terms of which its decisions to invite applications for high-demand spectrum licences and for a licence to operate...
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Source: Business Maverick https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2021-09-07-icasa-will-ditch-spectrum-auction-litigation-if-cell-providers-agree-to-limit-challenges/ The regulator said if the parties agreed to confine themselves to matters raised in the litigation during the new round of out-of-court negotiations, the spectrum auction could happen by early 2022. By Mfuneko Toyana • 7 September 2021 Communications regulator Icasa has ditched its legal battle with telecoms giants including MTN and...
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Source: https://techpoint.africa/2021/09/07/south-africa-5g-shaky/ By Ogheneruemu Oneyibo, Sep 7, 2021 In recent years, South Africa has made the most progress among African countries regarding the 5G technology. But it appears South Africa’s 5G network might be in trouble. But before that, here’s the backstory. In March 2020, the deadly coronavirus brought the world to a standstill as...
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Source: My Broadband https://mybroadband.co.za/news/cellular/412272-shock-announcement-for-cellular-networks-bad-news-for-mobile-data-users-in-south-africa.html South Africa faces a form of “digital load-shedding” if the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) follows through on its plan to take back temporary radio frequency spectrum on 30 November. This was the stark warning from MTN SA’s executive for corporate affairs, Jacqui O’Sullivan. “Since the start of the pandemic, the...
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Source: ICASA https://www.icasa.org.za/news/2021/three-months-grace-period-to-allow-licensees-to-wind-down-their-use-of-temporary-radio-frequency-spectrum 30 August 2021 Pretoria – The Council of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA/the Authority) has resolved that the temporary radio frequency spectrum assigned to licensees will now have to be returned to the Authority by no later 30 November 2021. The temporary radio frequency spectrum was first assigned by...
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In Featured News by Wireless Estimator July 14, 2021 https://wirelessestimator.com/articles/2021/american-tower-and-sba-communications-exposed-to-sabotage-during-south-africa-riots/ Snippet The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has received dozens of  reports of vandalism of communications infrastructure across the country, noting that as the riots rage on, 113 towers have been damaged, and many community radio stations have been looted. “Such wanton destruction of the broadcasting infrastructure...
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Source: ICASA https://www.icasa.org.za/news/2021/icasa-urges-communities-to-safeguard-the-communication-infrastructure-against-vandalism 13 July 2021 Pretoria – The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA/the Authority) unreservedly condemns the ongoing acts of violence, looting and arson currently taking place in the country, which have resulted in the disruption of communication services, closure of some community radio stations and vandalism of network facilities. The affected community...
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Source: ICASA https://www.icasa.org.za/news/2021/icasa-is-nearing-a-settlement-breakthrough-on-the-radio-frequency-spectrum-licensing-impasse 11 June 2021 Pretoria – The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA/the Authority) hereby wishes to advise the public and stakeholders that the ongoing settlement negotiations on spectrum litigation are unfolding, well and with a very encouraging outlook. All active litigants have since responded with their various positions on the matters, and...
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