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By STAFF REPORTER  2 February 2020 Icasa has received more than 40 written submissions on the licensing of broadband spectrum suitable for building 4G/LTE and 5G networks in South Africa as the communications regulator gears up to auction off radio frequency spectrum. The deadline for submissions was Friday, with Icasa promising to publish them on its website...
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By DUNCAN MCLEOD  31 October 2019  © 2019 NewsCentral Media Excerpt: “When Icasa licenses spectrum, it doesn’t dictate what technologies must be used, meaning operators will be free to use the assignments as they see fit, including for next-generation 5G systems.”
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1 November 2019 Pretoria – The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) is publishing the Information Memorandum on the licensing process for the assignment of the International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT) spectrum or what is also referred to as high demand spectrum on 01 November 2019. The licensing of high demand spectrum is one of...
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Press Release Radiocommunication Assembly 2019 (RA-19), Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt Image credit ITU Sharm El-Sheikh, 25 October 2019 The ITU Radiocommunication Assembly (RA-19) concluded today charting future directions in radiocommunication systems and information and communication technologies. Chaired by Mr Sergey Pastukh of the Russian Federation, RA-19 set future work programmes for the ITU Radiocommunication Sector (ITU-R)...
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  According to the Star Times Nigeria on twitter: “Please note that the ongoing 5G signal test in South Africa has been seriously influencing our satellite transmission in the C band frequency. According to the investigation and confirmation of ICASA (Independent Communications Authority of South Africa), the 5G signal test sites are in short distance,...
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High-demand radio frequency spectrum: Cabinet has approved the text of the long-awaited spectrum policy direction: https://www.greengazette.co.za/notices/electronic-communications-act-36-2005-lifting-of-the-moratorium-of-the-moratorium-on-community-sound-broadcasting-licence-applications_20190726-GGN-42599-00397 B. Cabinet decisions    1. Policy and Policy Direction for the Licensing of the High Demand Spectrum 1.1. Cabinet approved the Policy and Policy Direction for the Licensing of the High Demand Spectrum after extensive consultations with the sector and the...
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Source: https://mybroadband.co.za/news/cellular/314627-bad-news-for-5g-in-south-africa.html Communication Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has released the policy on high demand spectrum and policy direction on the licensing of a wireless open-access network (WOAN). The policy document punts the benefits and the need for the open-access wireless network for South Africa to increase competition and benefit consumers. While there is a strong focus on...
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The President endorses 5G: -High tech industry expansion -Communications minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams will issue a policy direction to communications regulator Icasa within a month (the industry is desperate  to begin deployment of 5G technology) -Fourth Industrial Revolution -Coding and data analytics at a primary school level -National Development Plan -High-speed trains, megacities -High-tech economy ,...
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Vodacom and MTN are still waiting on ICASA to assign radio frequency spectrum for 5G networks. Rain is the only company in South Africa to have launched its 5G commercial network ( February 2019). In the first phase of Rain’s 5G roll out, Rain has deployed 20 new base stations in Johannesburg and Cape Town, covering...
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