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Carrim mulls local-loop unbundling

Carrim mulls local-loop unbundling

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) has finalised draft regulations on local-loop unbundling (LLU) but is holding off on publishing them until new communications minister Yunus Carrim has read them and provided feedback. The local loop is the

Vodacom in breach over new tariffs?

Vodacom in breach over new tariffs?

Vodacom is in breach of Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) regulations for not filing its new 99c/minute prepaid tariff plan with the regulator before announcing the new rates on Wednesday. That’s the view of Icasa, whose spokesman, Paseka Maleka

Icasa in preemptive strike over spectrum fees

Icasa in preemptive strike over spectrum fees

The Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) is seeking court protection in the wake of news that an unnamed telecommunications operator wants to pay the revised radio frequency spectrum fees that were meant to come into effect on 1 April 2011 but which were instead deferred until this year. Until April 2012, Icasa was

Icasa to hear Sentech, Screamer dispute

The dispute over Screamer Telecommunications’ alleged unlawful use of radio frequency spectrum owned by state-owned broadcasting signal distributor Sentech is finally coming to a head, with the complaints and compliance committee of the Independent Communications

Icasa moves on local loop plan

Telecommunications industry regulator, the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) will publish a discussion document this week in the Government Gazette outlining its thoughts on unbundling Telkom’s local loop, the copper lines

Icasa consults gov’t over spectrum auction

The Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) is waiting for a meeting with communications minister Roy Padayachie to iron out issues around a planned spectrum auction before proceeding

We’re still here, Super 5 Media tells Icasa

The Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) has received a written assurance from pay-TV licensee Super 5 Media that it is still in operation. “We received a communiqué from Super 5 Media a week before last clarifying its position in relation to recent press reports,” says Icasa spokesman, Paseka Maleka.

Neotel wants R100m licence fee scrapped

Telecommunications operator Neotel is in discussions with the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) to have the once-off R100m licence fee it is liable for scrapped. “We are working amicably with the regulator to try and clarify the regulations,” says Tracy Cohen, Neotel’s executive head of regulatory affairs. Like all incumbent operators, Neotel was awarded […]

Mobile TV in doubt for World Cup

Ongoing regulatory delays mean it is unlikely that South Africans will be able to watch the 2010 soccer World Cup on their mobile phones. Broadcasting regulator, the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa), says it intends to complete the necessary licensing process by June 2010, the same month as the World Cup kick-off. But it […]

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