Posts tagged as ICASA

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 […]

ICASA to re-align structure for improved regulation

  The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) is in the process of re-organising its structure or, as the chairperson Dr. Stephen Mncube said in an exclusive interview with EngineerIT  “to re-align the structure to be a better regulator.” He said that a new structure was developed to remove silos in the organisation, to […]

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 […]