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Namibian High Court rules licence fee provision in Communications Act unconstitutional

Posted by LA Thornton on Thursday, October 20, 2016,
The Namibian High Court in Windhoek has ruled that section 23(2)(a) of the Communications Act is unconstitutional.  Section 23(1) permits the regulator, the Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (Cran), to make regulations setting out licence fees.  Section 23(2) provides ways to do this.  Section 23(2)(a) provides that Cran may tie the fees to the revenue of licensees.  

The court ruled that section 23(2)(a) permits Cran to impose fees without carrying out a estimated costs of relega...
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Amendment to Service Licence Fee Regulations

Posted by LA Thornton on Monday, April 8, 2013,
On 28 March 2013, ICASA published the General Licence Fees Regulations, 2012, repealing the Licence Fees Regulations of 2009. 

The new regulations change the way in which licence fees are calculated.  The fees used to be based on profit.  Now they are based on revenue.  In addition, the percentage applied to the revenue is on a sliding scale, from 0.15% to 0.35% for revenue above 1 000 000 000. 

The new regulations came into effect on 1 April 2013.

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