Posts tagged as ICASA

ICASA invites industry to consider the licensing of V- and E- bands

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has published a document inviting industry to discuss and comment on proposals for the licensing of communication systems operating in the V-band (57-66 GHz) and in E-band (71-76 GHz) paired with 81 – 86 GHz. Over the past few years ICASA has received requests from industry for […]

Complaint to ICASA against SA Post Office drags on and on…

  Some eight months after a formal complaint was lodged on 11 December 2014 by a concerned group of specialist magazine publishers with the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) against the South African Post Office (SAPO), the matter is dragging on and on, without an end in sight. The complainants are asking ICASA […]

ICASA CEO: South African ICT sector is regressing

ICASA’s primary mandate in relation to spectrum is to ensure efficient use of radio frequency spectrum. Critical to this mandate is the need to ensure that spectrum is assigned to licensees. In this opinion piece by ICASA’s CEO Pakamile Pongwana, he writes that it is important to note that the ICT sector in South Africa is […]

Bloemfontein 5 MHz beacon enhances the SARL propagation research project

  The South African Radio League (SARL) propagation research project is based on a number of automated beacons using a program called “Weak Signal Propagation Reporter” (WSPR). During July 2015 the scope of the project was greatly enhanced when a beacon was installed in Bloemfontein. For the past few months the focus was on short […]

ICASA approves Vodacom’s acquisition of Neotel but with tough conditions

  During June 2015 the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) approved Neotel’s application for the transfer of control, subject to the finalisation of conditions in respect of the fulfilment of 30% of HDI and rollout conditions. In order to finalise these conditions, the Authority has embarked on a public consultation process and has […]

Regulator ICASA to finally hear complaints against the SA Post Office

  Some six months after a formal complaint was lodged by a concerned group of specialist magazine publishers with the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) against the South African Post Office (SAPO), the matter is finally to be heard. The complainants are collectively represented by Bouwer Kobeli Morabe Attorneys, and include: Brooke Pattrick […]

SARL to launch 160 m propagation research project

  For many years radio amateurs have shown interest in the propagation properties of the various frequency bands available to them. One of them is the 160 m band where some interesting propagation properties have been observed. It has recently come back into focus as the sunspot cycle is on its downward slope to a […]

16 year old to coordinate amateur radio activity for young people

The South African Radio League (SARL) has as one of its major objectives the promotion of amateur radio amongst the youth of South Africa.  In years gone by young people moved into amateur radio by playing with crystal sets or tuning around the shortwave bands of the family’s radiogram. They would stumble across a group […]