Posts tagged as ICASA

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 […]

ICASA takes community broadcasting on review

  Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has announced that it will take community broadcasting, both radio and television, under review. In a Government Gazette (40660) published on 3 March 2017, the authority gave notice that in accordance with the ICASA Act 13 of 2000. Community broadcasting services were formalised in 1994 when the […]

Government set to force implementation of ICT White Paper

  Speaking in Parliament on Tuesday 15 February 2017 during the State of the Nation debate, the Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services, Dr. Siyabonga Cwele said  that the government will use open access networks and our natural resource, spectrum, as strategic levers to induce real transformation and lowering of barriers to entry for blacks, […]

Telecoms group shares plans for recently acquired company

  Neotel is now part of the pan-African telecoms group, Liquid Telecom. The R6,55-million acquisition was approved by the Competition Commission in October 2016 and the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa gave unconditional approval in December 2016. Through new capital from Liquid Telecom, which is a subsidiary of Econet Global, the company plans to […]

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