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Spectrum Management  |  South Africa: Spectrum Negotiations "Now Well Underway" - Says ICASA

South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, called for mediation last week in the legal stalemate that stalled the country's spectrum auction, which was initially planned to be auctioned by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) on March 31, 2021. ...
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Spectrum Management  |  South Africa: Regulator Appealing Spectrum Interdict From Government

To recall, in March 2021, BMA had reported on the spectrum auction plans, which were placed on halt following a judgement handed down by the Pretoria High Court. The planned spectrum auction was due to commence on the 31st of ...
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Spectrum: South African Regulator Extends Period For "Temporary Allocation"

Following recent uncertainties regarding the extension of temporary radio frequency spectrum assignments, South Africa (ICASA) has decided to extend its temporary spectrum allocation for three months. Last month, the regulator had announced that it would not be extending the allocation ...

South Africa: Spectrum Auction Plans Shrouded In Uncertainty - Reports

To recall, in March 2021, the Pretoria High Court halted the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa's (ICASA) planned spectrum auction and licencing what was due to commence on 31 March 2021.  The halt was an outcome of the court ...

South Africa: ICASA Extends Emergency Spectrum Allocation By Two Months

Industry sources are reporting that as a result of an interdict initiated by Telkom and e.tv, which prevents the occurrence of the previously planned spectrum auction, the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has extended its temporary spectrum allocation ...

South Africa: Regulator's Spectrum Auction Approach Considered "Unlawful"

According to a report supplied to journalists by High Court Judge Selby Baqwa, Independent Communications Authority of SA (ICASA) unlawfully amended the rules for the radio frequency spectrum auction without the necessary consultations, making the entire process unlawful. The process ...

South Africa: ICASA Prepares To Appeal Court’s Spectrum Ruling

South African regulator of the broadcasting, electronic communications and postal services sectors in South Africa, the Independent Communications Authority of SA (ICASA), is preparing to appeal to the interdiction passed on Monday by the North Gauteng High Court. Telkom filed ...

South Africa: ICASA Will Announce Bidders Of 4 and 5G Spectrum Next Month

ICASA (The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa) has announced that it will now only be announcing the bidders for its forthcoming spectrum auction on the 23rd March 2021. In a stakeholder advisory statement released by the South African industry ...

South Africa: ICASA Freezes 5G Spectrum "Because Of Satellite Static"

In South Africa, ICASA (the Independent Communications Authority) has announced a suspension on new spectrum assignment in the 3.6 - 3.8Ghz band, stopping new acquisition of spectrum licenses in the band.   According to ICASA, the spectrum freeze order was ...

South Africa: Stakeholders Eagerly Await ICASA's Spectrum Auction, Anytime Now

In South Africa, telecommunications and media stakeholders are eagerly awaiting the new high demand spectrum auction led by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) which should happen in less than three months.   ICASA's chairperson Keabetswe Modimoeng says ...

Pay-TV: Regulator To Hold Virtual Public Hearing On Subscription TV Services In South Africa

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) - the country's broadcasting and telecoms regulatory agency) has confirmed it will be proceeding with its public hearing into Pay-TV services in South Africa. ICASA has confirmed that the hearings will take ...

South Africa: Regulator To Hold Hearing On Broadcast Rights In Jan. 2021

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) will, according to press reporting, hold new stakeholders hearing early next year to examine further the dynamics of subscription or Pay-TV services in South Africa.   According to reporting by Businesstech.co.za, ICASA ...