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On the 6th of April 2020 ICASA made the following International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT) spectrum bands available for temporary assignment: 700MHz, 800MHz, 2300MHz, 2600MHz and 3500MHz bands. https://www.icasa.org.za/news/2020/emergency-release-of-spectrum-to-meet-the-spike-in-broadband-services-demand-due-to-covid-19 Monday, 4 May 2020: Vodacom Press Release Vodacom has switched on Africa’s first live 5G mobile network in three cities – Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town – with...
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Source: https://www.telecompaper.com/news/icasa-receives-35-applications-for-spectrum-under-emergency-regulations–1334339 The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) said it has received about 35 applications in response to the invitation through the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) COVID-19 National Disaster Regulations issued on 06 April. ICASA has made available International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT) spectrum in the 700 MHz, 800 MHz, 2300 MHz, 2600...
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Submissions pour in on Icasa spectrum licensing plan 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...
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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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