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Close ICASA and create a digital regulator, says Ngcaba

ICT veteran Dr Andile Ngcaba says ICASA’s law in its current state cannot drive digital transformation, amid mooted changes for the telecoms regulator.


SA’s smartphone penetration surpasses 90%

Latest figures from telecoms regulator ICASA show SA’s smartphone subscriptions at 53.4 million, putting smartphone penetration at 91.2% in 2019.

Jun 2, 2020

ICASA lifts lid on state of SA’s ICT sector

Amid SA’s faltering economy, the telecoms sector continues to be the cornerstone for growth, with the fibre network and data centre markets expanding rapidly.


ICASA continues remote operations under level three lockdown

Despite the country’s move to alert level three, the telecoms regulator says its staff will continue with the current remote working arrangements until further notice.

May 18, 2020

ICASA eyes bigger budget to meet ‘expanding’ regulatory mandate

The telecommunications regulator highlights the lack of an enabling funding model as one of the potential risks to delivering on its programmes.


Parliament shortlists ICASA council candidates

The Portfolio Committee on Communications names eight potential candidates to join the ICASA council, with some familiar names making the shortlist.


ICASA ‘committed’ to see through spectrum licensing in 2020

The regulator looks to finalise the high-demand spectrum licensing process by auction this year as planned, despite COVID-19 restrictions.


Freeing up spectrum during lockdown a matter of ‘survival’

The release of emergency spectrum will alleviate pressure on telcos, given the majority of citizens relying on mobile broadband for Internet access during the lockdown.

Apr 7, 2020

Facebook, YouTube up fight against 5G, COVID-19 falsehoods

Amid the surge of social media rumours linking coronavirus to 5G technologies, some platforms have stepped up the fight against the baseless claims.


ICASA steps up fight against spread of COVID-19

The authority reviews how it conducts its business, suspends all public hearings, local and international travel.   


Vodacom agrees to slash data prices by 30%

Vodacom adheres to the Competition Commission’s recommendations, agreeing to substantially reduce monthly data bundles, saving consumers R2.7 billion.


Interviews for ICASA councillors commence

Parliament’s communications team makes headway in filling the vacancies on the ICASA council, kicking off the interview stage this week.

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