Browsing Archive: June, 2010

ICASA Amendment Bill, 2010

Posted by LA Thornton on Wednesday, June 30, 2010,
The Minister released for public comment the ICASA Amendment Bill, 2010.  The Bill is aimed at clarifying the separate responsibilities of the CEO and Council, improving turn around times for complaints and creating a Tariff Advisory Council, according to the memorandum attached to the draft Bill.

Some further notable changes brought about by the Bill include the following.
  1. The addition of a provision making it ICASA's obligation to implement policy and policy directions.  Currently, because of...

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ICASA finally offers WiMax spectrum for licensing

Posted by LA Thornton on Tuesday, June 1, 2010,
Update:  ICASA withdrew the invitation on 29 July 2010.

ICASA issued an invitation to apply for spectrum in the 2.6 GHz and 3.5 GHz bands in separate notices dated 28 May 2010.  The applications are due to be filed with ICASA by 25 June 2010.  ICASA also published a Reasons Document and Regulations on the procedures and criteria for granting licences where there are competing applications.

The ITA for the 3.5 GHz band is to class electronic communications network service licensees for the purpo...
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