Regulation

Sep 10, 2019  |  South Africa: ICASA Fines MTN Over WhatsApp Bundle Hike

South Africa's telecoms regulator, the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA), has slapped MTN with a $336 000 fine for failing to comply with the law when it hiked the price of one of its data plans. However, $135 ...


Sep 09, 2019  |  NCC Makes Plans To Protect Nigeria From Cyber Attacks

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has announced plans to establish mechanisms that will control the use of the internet to protect the country’s cyberspace against attacks. The Commission said that the move is mainly aimed at protecting children from dangerous ...


Aug 19, 2019  |  DG Of Nigerian Copyright Commission Initiates Anti-Piracy Surveillance

John Ohi Asein, the Director-General of Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC), has initiated a ground-breaking operational strategy for the Commission, named Staff Neighbourhood Anti-piracy Surveillance (SNAPS). At a recent meeting with industry stakeholders, the Director-General stated that under SNAPS, all staff ...


Jul 12, 2019  |  Nigerian Copyright Commission Board Takes Up New Operational Strategy

The new Governing Board of the Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) has confirmed its commitment to managing dynamic operational strategies to position the Commission to effectively carry out its statutory mandates that are under the Copyright Act. Addressing the media during ...


Kenya Revenue Authority Announces Plans To Potentially Tax Netflix And Other OTT Businesses

The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) is preparing a policy that could tax Over-The-Top (OTT) non-resident subscription-based services, such as Netflix and Hulu, that charge users on a monthly basis. Speaking at an online tax forum hosted by the KRA, Githinji ...

Nigerian Copyright Commission Calls For More Effective Legal Framework To Protect Sports Rights

Recently in Abuja, Nigeria, the Director-General of the Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC), John Asein said that in order for the full potential of the sporting and other related industries to be achieved, countries must have adequate, effective and responsive legal ...

MultiChoice Group Lists On JSE Amidst Compliance Complaint

The MultiChoice Group listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) on Wednesday 27 February with a market capitalisation of over $3 billion. The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) issued a statement hours later saying that it is concerned ...

MTN SA In Hot Water With ICASA Over Unregulated WhatsApp Bundle Price Change

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA)’s Complaints and Compliance Committee is scheduled to hold public hearings around MTN’s alleged violation of Regulation 9 of the Standard Terms and Conditions. The regulator stated that the company neglected to notify ...

ICASA Declares That It Will License 4G And 5G Spectrum Without ECA Amendment Bill

A spokesperson for the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) recently announced to Mybroadband that the regulator “can and will proceed” to assign 4G and 5G spectrum in South Africa, even though the amendment bill to the Electronic Communication ...

NCC Serves Telcos With Hefty Fines for Not Complying With Regulations

Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has fined the four leading network operators in the country a staggering $200 000,00 for various violations. In 2018 the NCC had spoken out about some noncompliance by the country’s network providers such as the approval ...

ICASA Makes Amendments To South Africa’s Telecoms Regulations

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has made a few amendments to the End-User and Subscriber Service Charter, which is set to be effective as of 28 February 2019. The regulations order mobile operators to roll over data ...

NCA Ghana And Togolese Regulator To Meet And Discuss Spectrum

The National Communications Authority (NCA) plans to hold a bilateral frequency coordination meeting with Togo, to resolve and collaborate issues related to the usage of Radio Spectrum along the Ghana-Togo Border. The meeting will be attended by the Togolese regulator ...

Kenya: Regulator Declines Telco’s Bid For TV Licence Again

The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) has once again opted to decline to grant Safaricom a broadcasting licence. This decision was made pending the release of the report on market dominance in the country’s telecommunications sector. During an interview, the ...

South Africa: ISPA Supports ICASA’s Mobile Data Competition Probe

According to South Africa's Internet Service Providers' Association (ISPA), the best ICT industry news that came out of 2018 in South Africa was the communications regulator's decision to launch an inquiry into mobile broadband competition in the country. ISPA has ...


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