Posts tagged as ICASA

In conversation with Dr Stephen Mncube

Hans van de Groenendaal in conversation with Dr. Stephen Mncube, chairman of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA). Dr. Stephen Mncube When I first interviewed Dr. Stephen Mncube some two years ago he had just been appointed chairman of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) and was settling in. When we […]

ICASA

by Hans van de Groenendaal, EE Publishers 17 June 2013 Last week the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) released details of its “Cost to Communicate” programme, which seeks to review regulations that impact on the cost of communications in South Africa, such as the call termination regulations and the local loop unbundling framework.   Presenting the […]

Broadcast licensing process still on track

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) recently announced that it is currently finalising the analysis of applications, representations and responses in respect of the licensing of new individual commercial broadcasting (primary and secondary markets) and subscription broadcasting services licensing processes. The Authority plans to conduct public hearings and decide on the applications in […]

SA radio amateurs face frequency challenge

by Hans van Groenendaal, features editor, EngineerIT In this monthly feature, Hans van de Groenendaal ZS6AKV, executive chairman of the South African Amateur Radio Development Trust (SAARDT), looks at various technologies and activities that drive amateur radio. SAARDT is dedicated to the development of amateur radio in South Africa with a special interest in the […]

Broadband the winner in TV migration

by Hans van de Groenendaal, EngineerIT The final regulations governing South Africa’s migration from analogue to digital terrestrial television were gazetted on 14 December 2012 and will ultimately make spectrum available for broadband applications. ICASA councillor William Currie. Broadband will be the ultimate winner but the question now is how long does industry have to […]

Implementing lite-licensing in the local wireless access market

The Wireless Access Providers’ Association (WAPA) has called on the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) to follow the example of other parts of the world by implementing lite-licensing in the local wireless access market. Christopher Geerdts Lite-licensing is currently being trialled and employed by progressive institutions as an alternative wireless spectrum management approach. […]

ICASA’s response to article on E-band

Dear Editor, The article published in The Daily Maverick (and EngineerIT July 2012) by Hans van de Groedendaal refers. The author alleges that ICASA (Independent Communications Authority of South Africa) is stifling broadband by not making available the E-Band. The ICASA would like to point out that the 71 – 76 and 81 – 86 […]

Lack of proactivity from ICASA stifles new communication developments

by Hans van de Groenendaal, features editor, EngineerIT While regulatory processes in the communications industry are important, these processes should not get in the way of new developments. This means that regulatory authorities like the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) should be proactive and be agile enough to develop regulatory frameworks, adjust fee structures […]

2012

by Annette Thompson., editor EngineerIT   For the past five or so years we have been promised better broadband, but up to now have had only promises – with excuses galore as to why we still do not have true broadband. According to Wikipedia, a 2006 Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) report defined […]