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Final regulations to transform ICT sector have been passed

These regulations expand on key requirements in the draft regulations published in February 2020.


ICASA, US regulator FCC sign collaboration agreement

The Independent Communications Authority of SA and Federal Communications Commission sign an MOU to intensify relations between them and share ideas. 

26 Mar

ICASA extends emergency spectrum assignments

The regulator has extended the temporary radio frequency spectrum assignments issued to licensees for another two months – from 1 April to 31 May.

Mar 19, 2021

Rain finds ‘window of 5G opportunity’ in spectrum impasse

The data-only mobile network operator says the delay in SA’s spectrum auction process is working in its favour, as it aggressively rolls out its 5G strategy.


Spectrum licensing delay ‘devastating’, says SA comms forum

The South African Communications Forum responds to the interdict against ICASA over the high-demand spectrum auction, noting the potential impact of any further delays. 


ICASA confirms councillor calls it quits

The Independent Communications Authority of SA confirms councillor Zolani Matthews has left to take up the post of PRASA group CEO.


We can’t negotiate spectrum licensing, says ICASA chairperson

The telecoms regulator vows to defend the high-demand spectrum licensing process every step of the way, amid an ongoing legal tug-of-war.  

Jan 11, 2021

Telkom partly withdraws spectrum legal bid

ICASA announced that Telkom has withdrawn “Part A” of its court application against the authority.

Jan 11, 2021

Ramaphosa warns against spreading COVID-19 disinformation

President Cyril Ramaphosa used the ANC’s 8 January statement to urge against the spread of disinformation relating to the coronavirus.

Dec 24, 2020

ICASA readies for court showdown with Telkom over spectrum

 The regulator is reviewing the Telkom’s court application and has engaged its legal representatives to oppose the court application. 

Dec 14, 2020

ICASA calls for spectrum migration assistance

The regulator requires help with development of the implementation strategy for the Radio Frequency Migration Plan.

Dec 3, 2020

5G forecast to create almost 23m jobs within 15 years

Expected to create $13.1 trillion worth of revenue for the global telecoms sector, 5G is among the key trends that will shape the ICT industry in 2021, says Seacom.

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