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Source: https://mybroadband.co.za/news/telecoms/387142-5g-spectrum-frozen-due-to-satellite-interference.html Jamie McKane, 19 February 2021 The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has issued a moratorium on spectrum assignments in the 3.6GHz – 3.8GHz band, effectively locking out new applicants for acquiring spectrum in this band. The primary fixed wireless access (FWA) operator in this band is Rain, as it uses its...
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12 February 2021 Pretoria – The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA/the Authority) welcomes the appointment of five (5) new members of the Complaints and Compliance Committee (CCC) whose appointment came as a result of the end of term of the former members in December 2020. The new members are: 1. Judge Thokozile Matilda Masipa who...
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11 January 2021 The Authority continues to note media reports with regards to the deployment of the Fifth-Generation (5G) technologies and infrastructure and its purported relation to the spread of the novel coronavirus. The Authority would like to urge all South Africans not to be swayed by these conspiracy theories that are hell-bent on bringing...
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SUBMISSIONS IN RESPONSE TO THE INVITATION TO APPLY FOR THE INTERNATIONAL MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS SPECTRUM 28 December 2020 Pretoria – The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA / the Authority) has received six (6) submissions of applications in response to the Invitation to Apply (ITA) for the International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT) spectrum issued on 2 October...
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Not only does ICASA (The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa) face legal action from Telkom but the Mafadi Consortium has joined Telkom in criticising ICASA’s spectrum allocation plan, demanding a review of the process. IT Web News Publication reports: Mafadi Consortium has joined Telkom in criticising #ICASA’s #spectrum allocation plan, demanding a review of...
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Post updated 23 December 2020 to include ICASA’s response: Image: ICASA •ICASA CONTINUES TO RECEIVE SUBMISSIONS OF APPLICATIONS DESPITE TELKOM’S COURT APPLICATION 23 December 2020 Pretoria – The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (“ICASA/the Authority”) received a court application on Tuesday, 22 December 2020, filed by Telkom in respect of the Invitation to Apply (“ITA”)...
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Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams Minister of Communications in South Africa | Member of African National Congress (ANC) Tuesday, December 15, 2020 Communications and Digital Technologies SOEs merge: https://tinyurl.com/yc8pcblv Extract: The performance agreement with the President is legally binding and will be used for measuring the success of the department. Targets in the agreement include the following: Eighty...
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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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