Posts tagged as spectrum

ICT policy white paper – is it legally flawed?

  The National Integrated ICT Policy white paper, besides many other negative issues, is legally flawed and does not meet the requirements of the Constitution of the country. This is the view of Leon Louw, executive director Free Market Foundation who, with Dobek Pater of Africa Analysis, presented a review of the white paper at […]

ICASA to auction spectrum despite lack of broadband white paper

  On 15 July 2016 the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa ( ICASA) issued an invitation in the Government Gazette (no 40145) for a radio frequency spectrum licence to provide mobile broad band wireless services for urban and rural areas. This despite the absence of the broadband white paper which the Department of Telecommunication […]

Thermal imaging solutions improve accuracy

  Thermal imaging camera manufacturers consistently stretch the possibilities of technology to offer better image quality to make it easier for users to interpret their findings. This article explains how new thermal imaging features improve accuracy and interpretation of results. Features like UltraMax resolution, multi-spectral dynamic imaging (MSX) and infrared guided measurement (IGM) are technologies […]

Five factors are shaping the future of ICT: ITU

To realise the full potential of the digital economy, policy-makers and regulators have a key role to play in building policy and regulatory environments in which new technologies can flourish. “Information and communication technologies (ICT) are now all-pervasive and will be central to helping the world meet all 17 sustainable development goals. The role of […]

Man-made pollution of radio spectrum is a growing problem

Man-made pollution of the radio spectrum is a growing problem for everyone, with radio amateurs being the first to notice its effects. The main reason is that radio amateurs work mostly with low power transmissions and weak signals which are particularly susceptible to man-made noise. In a recent editorial, Dave Sumner, CEO of the American […]

2016 must be the telecoms year of action

  During the past year the South African communications landscape suffered from failed promise after failed promise from the both the Department of Communications (DoC) and the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services (DTPS), but despite the lack of active leadership and delivery from the government, the industry has moved ahead with fibre to the […]