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Source: ICASA https://www.icasa.org.za/news/2020/fees-for-the-extended-use-of-the-temporary-radio-frequency-spectrum 27 November 2020 Pretoria – In light of the fact that the auctioning of the high demand spectrum will occur in March 2021, the Council of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA/Authority) has approved the amendment of the ICT COVID-19 National State of Disaster Regulations in order to extend the validity...
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Source: https://mybroadband.co.za/news/telecoms/371451-telkom-lodges-complaint-against-vodacom-and-rains-partnership.html Staff Writer 14 October 2020 Telkom approached the Competition Tribunal today to declare the suite of spectrum arrangements between Vodacom and Rain as a merger. According to Telkom, this merger should have been notifiable in terms of the Competition Act. Telkom contends that the merger is notifiable because the multiple agreements between Vodacom...
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4th October 2020 Photo by Martin Sanchez on Unsplash   In April 2020 ICASA made available International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT) spectrum in the 700 MHz, 800 MHz, 2300 MHz, 2600 MHz and 3500 MHz bands for temporary assignment for the duration of the National State Disaster. This was supposed to help operators meet the spike in demand due...
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30 September 2020 DR KEABETSWE MODIMOENG, ANNOUNCING PLANS FOR THE LICENSING OF HIGH DEMAND SPECTRUM AND THE WIRELESS OPEN-ACCESS NETWORK https://www.icasa.org.za/news/2020/plans-for-the-licensing-of-high-demand-spectrum-and-the-woan Spectrum that mobile operators can bid for: The following spectrum has been set aside for the Woan: IMT700: 1 x 20MHz;IMT2600: 1 x 30MHz; and ICASA announced that the Invitation to Apply (ITA) for...
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The auction for the high demand spectrum has been delayed to no later than 31 March 2021. According to research by World Wide Worx, mobile networks have noted that the emergency spectrum they received – particularly in the 700-800 MHz bands – is “dirty spectrum.” This is because this spectrum is degraded by interference, meaning...
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Minister of Communications Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams and her husband Thato. Picture: Siyabulela Duda/GCIS By Ayanda Mdluli Johannesburg – A draft forensic audit report commissioned by the Universal Service Access Agency (Usaasa) of SA in 2011 made adverse findings against a number of employees in the organisation which included the businessman and now husband of Communications Minister...
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3 September 2020 Pretoria – The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA/the Authority) wishes to confirm to all stakeholders that the Invitation To Apply (ITA) for both the Wireless Open Access Network (WOAN) and the International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT) spectrum, also known as high demand spectrum will be published no later than 30 September 2020....
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Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams. Picture: Ntswe Mokoena/GCIS By ANA Reporter Aug 24, 2020 Cape Town – Parliament should take disciplinary steps against Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams for defying the National Assembly by not appointing the full list of nominees for the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) council, the Democratic Alliance said on Monday....
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24th August 2020 The newly-appointed ICASA Council members will be taking their oath of office today and commence their 4-year term to serve and execute their mandate in the public interest. The Chairperson will serve a five-year term. The Councillors will be sworn in by Judge JCW Van Rooyen at ICASA Head Office from 16h00...
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Source https://mybroadband.co.za/news/telecoms/359671-communications-minister-rejects-parliaments-candidates-for-icasa-report.html Staff Writer 12 July 2020 Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has questioned the suitability of ICASA council candidates sent to her by Parliament, according to a report in the Sunday Times. The report stated that the National Assembly provided Ndabeni-Abrahams with a ranked list of 10 candidates for positions on the ICASA council on 5...
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