Posts tagged as ICASA

Revised EMC/EMI document lodged with WTO

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) and the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) have lodged a notification with the World Trade Organisation (WTO) under Article 5.6.2 of the Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT). The document G/TBT/N/ZAF/220 is available from the WTO website.  As a signatory to TBT, South Africa is […]

Virtual panel discussion: Data must fall

  For some time now there has been outrage at the price of mobile data. The Minister of Telecommunication and Postal Services, Siyabonga Cwele,  has asked the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) to take steps to ensure that regulations to promote more competition in the market are introduced. He also suggested that the […]

Electromagnetic compatibility – is there a compliance issue?

  The SABS technical committee TC73 oversees electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). Its business plan states: “Growing use of the available frequency spectrum for various communication purposes requires increasing control over interference and emissions from all types of equipment.” Available expertise is fragmented and there are insufficient measures to ensure conformance with regulations. The business plan was approved […]

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