Posts tagged as ICASA

South Africa Connect – just another talk shop?

  South Africa Connect is  still focussed on delivering broadband to all by 2020, except that the “how to achieve it” will only be finalised  and encased in a White Paper by March 2015, said the  Minister  of Telecommunication and Postal Services, Siyabonga Cwele, delivering the opening address at SATNAC2014  on 1 September 2014. South Africa […]

Optical wireless broadband – it’s licence free

  Optical wirelss broadband (OWB) is quick to install, requires no Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) licence and it can provide up to 10 Gbps bandwidth over a distance of up to 2,5 km.  Also referred to as free space optics, OWB is developed from the ground up and manufactured in South Africa […]

ICASA: President Zuma has stopped thinking – it’s the new all-in-one DoC

  The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) now has a home in the new Department of Communications (DoC). This was confirmed in a proclamation published in the Government Gazette  on 15 July 2014. The communications industry can still not get its head around the thinking of the President Jacob Zuma and his cabinet […]

ICASA kills industry’s hope for E-band

  At WAPA’s Future of Wireless Technology Forum there was hope that a regulatory framework could soon be in place for E and H millimetre bands. ICASA councillor, William Stucke showed his support for this in the opening presentation, but the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA)’s management dealt a blow to this notion […]

Communications – what is Zuma thinking?

  What is President Jacob Zuma thinking?  Yunus Carrim is out and former security minister Siyabonga Cwele is in the hot seat to manage South Africa’s telecommunications, in a new department called the Ministry of Telecommunications and Postal Services. Before the election the communications industry had generally expected that Carrim would continue as the minister […]