Independent Communications Authority of South Africa

Government puts spectrum framework on ice

Endless empty spectrum promises lead to more disappointment, as the minister holds off on release of the policy crafting the path to license high-demand spectrum.

Apr 3, 2019

SA smartphone penetration now at over 80%, says ICASA

South Africa's smartphone penetration has nearly doubled in the last two years and is now sitting at over 80%, according to a new ICASA report.


DOC to issue spectrum policy later this month

The communications ministry and industry players agree to swiftly finalise the spectrum policy directive and licensing processes.

Apr 2, 2019

ICASA reveals the state of SA's ICT sector

The local ICT sector remains one of the biggest employers and contributors to the mainstream economy, as it continues to demonstrate dynamic growth.


Government fast-tracks spectrum policy

The state confirms plans to finalise the policy directive on radio frequency spectrum allocation are moving forward.


ICASA swiftly appoints acting chairperson

Dr Keabetswe Modimoeng takes up the role, following the dismissal of convicted fraudster Rubben Mohlaloga.


Spectrum policy direction coming 'soon'

Despite government's assurance of prompt action to license spectrum, the comms ministry reveals it is still engaged in consultations on the way forward.


Parliament committee pushes for Mohlaloga's removal

Fraud-convicted ICASA council chairperson Rubben Mohlaloga is out on bail pending the appeal process of his 20-year jail sentence.

Feb 26, 2019

Vodacom's roll-over fees fly in the face of ICASA

Analysts say Vodacom's proposed data bundle carry-over charges "totally against" ICASA's objectives.

Feb 13, 2019

Telcos happy to see ECA Bill taken out of play

Telecoms operators welcome the government's withdrawal of the "flawed" and controversial Electronic Communications Amendment Bill from Parliament.


ICASA to upgrade mobile network monitoring system

The regulator acts to verify mobile network compliance and enable the implementation of punitive measures.

Dec 17, 2018

MTN on course towards compliance with new data rules

The mobile operator says it is implementing the first phase of ICASA's new data expiry regulations.

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