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Communications regulator Icasa has sworn in four new councillors to its powerful decision-making council. The councillors joined the regulator on Tuesday following an interview process by parliament and their subsequent appointment by communications minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni. The new councillors are: Thabisa Faye, who leads an ICT consultancy called Pygma Consulting; Catherine Mushi, who left her role...

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The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa has announced that they are going to host public hearings on Subscriber Service Charter Amendment Regulations. The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa will hold virtual public hearings in relation to the written representations received following the publication of the Draft End-user and Subscriber Service Charter Amendment Regulations...

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Communications regulator Icasa has appointed Norman Gidi as acting CEO from 1 September. This comes as current CEO Willington Ngwepe packs his bags for a top job at MTN Group. Gidi will be in the acting CEO role until end-November, or until a permanent appointment has been made, Icasa said in a statement on Tuesday. “Advocate...

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The communications regulator on Wednesday began the process of making more radio frequency spectrum available to telecommunications operators wanting to provide broadband services. Communications regulator Icasa on Wednesday kicked off the process of making more radio frequency spectrum available to telecommunications operators wanting to provide broadband services. This comes just months after Icasa concluded a successful...

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The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) is at odds with internet service providers (ISPs) over the confusion relating to licensees entering into transactions which affect their ownership structure. In a recent statement, the Internet Service Providers’ Association (ISPA), which represents the majority of local ISPs, says at the heart of this confusion is...

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Outgoing Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) chairperson Dr Keabetswe Modimoeng has been lauded for overseeing the country’s historic spectrum auction process. However, small, micro and medium entities (SMMEs) are not impressed with how he handled the wholesale open access network (WOAN). ITWeb asked local industry players about Modimoeng’s legacy after the telecoms regulator...

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Telecommunications company Telkom and regulator the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) today reached an out-of-court settlement, bringing an end to the High Court litigation over the licensing of high-demand spectrum. In a statement, Telkom says according to the settlement agreement, ICASA will commence with the licensing of the spectrum that remains unassigned in...

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Communications regulator Icasa’s draft amendments to regulations governing the expiry of data bundles, if implemented, could undermine product innovation that has made it more affordable for the poor to get online. That’s the view of Vodacom, which was responding to a request by TechCentral from operators to comment on the draft amendments. TechCentral reported on Tuesday that Icasa...