Posts tagged as ICASA

Communications ministers follow their leader in low scores

  When the Democratic Alliance, the largest opposition party in parliament, published its ministerial scorecard last night it was no surprise that both Faith Muthambi, minister of communication and Siyabonga Cwele, minister of telecommunications and postal services, joined the president in scoring 1/10. The DA had at least compliments for one cabinet member, the minister […]

LTE the ultimate in mobility? Think again, 5G is on its way!

  Nokia Networks was the real winner at AfricaCom 2014 when it comes to the future of telecommunication technology. Mainly focussing on its research on mobile communications, the company showed two innovative concepts:  voice over LTE;  and where the next generation of mobile access is going – giving customers a virtual zero latency gigabit experience […]

Magazine publishers to challenge SA Post Office monopoly

  A concerned group of specialist magazine publishers has indicated its intention to lodge a formal complaint next week with the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) against the South African Post Office (SAPO), which has been in breach of its licence conditions for several years. Chris Yelland of EE Publishers, spokesman for the […]

5 MHz propagation research project shows unexpected results

  Earlier this year the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) awarded two licences to the South African Radio League (SARL) to carry out propagation research on the 5 MHz band in preparation for the agenda item to grant radio amateurs spectrum in the 5 MHz band at the World Radio Conference to be […]

Houlin Zhao elected as ITU secretary-general

  The International Telecommunications Union (ITU)’s 19th Plenipotentiary Conference roundly endorsed ICT engineer Houlin Zhao of China as its next secretary-general. Zhao will take office on 1 January 2015 for a term of four years, with the possibility of re-election for one additional four-year term. The election took place in Busan, Republic of Korea, during […]

Is ICASA covering up for its minister?

  In a statement issued yesterday afternoon, the chairperson of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA), Dr. Stephen Mncube,  said  that  ICASA does not appoint councillors nor can it decide on the end date for its councillors. “The appointment of councillors is done through the minister after a Parliamentary process and the term […]

IMT roadmap: ICASA shows it can do the job!

  Within two days of the closing date for submissions commenting on the draft International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT) roadmap, Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) issued the schedule of public hearings, held on 9 and 10 October 2014.  Chaired by outdoing councillor Marcia Socikwa, it soon became clear that the ICASA staff had done […]