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.

24 Mar

ICASA welcomes court ruling against Telkom over ducts

The regulator lauds the ruling by the Supreme Court of Appeal against Telkom on a matter relating to the leasing of facilities between licensed operators.

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.

Mar 17, 2021

ICASA wants spectrum ‘settlement discussion’

The regulator is open to settlement negotiations, rather than having a mediation process with the litigants in the spectrum auction impasse.


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. 

Mar 9, 2021

ICASA not keen on spectrum mediation, prepares to fight

The Independent Communications Authority of SA says the best option is to exhaust all possible legal avenues, including appeals that negotiate out of court.


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.

Mar 8, 2021

Telkom welcomes court interdict against ICASA over spectrum auction

The company says the decision affirms its view that there are concerns regarding the lawfulness of the ICASA process.


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.  

Feb 25, 2021

Access to spectrum is a ‘lifeline’, says Cell C CFO

The mobile operator plans to apply for high-demand spectrum and wants to see the application process happen as quickly as possible, says CFO Zafar Mahomed.

Feb 22, 2021

Licensing of high-demand spectrum imminent, says ICASA

The regulator stresses that the mock auction and the actual auction will commence by 31 March 2021.

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