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 […]