17 January 2013

South Africa: Renewal of Radio Frequency Spectrum Licences

press release

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa hereby gives notice to radio frequency spectrum users to apply for the renewal of radio frequency spectrum licences for the financial year 2013/14.

The authority issues radio frequency spectrum licences on an annual basis to a wide range of operators and service providers including electronic communication service licensees, electronic communication network licensees, emergency services and security services.

Ordinarily these radio frequency spectrum licences are renewable annually; however, the Authority has made a special provision for amateur, aeronautical and ship station categories to apply for Multi-Year Licences in terms of the Radio Frequency Spectrum Fee Regulations as published in Notice 33495 on 27 August 2010.

The above-mentioned category of licensees is encouraged to apply for multi-year licences in order to qualify for a discount in radio spectrum fees payable.

The radio frequency spectrum licence renewal requirements do not apply to all licence exempt operators including licensees in the Industrial, Scientific and Medical (ISM) band. The closing date for applications is 25 Jan 2013.

All enquiries relating to the renewal of the radio frequency spectrum licences can be sent via email to SpecLicensing@icasa.org.za or telephonically to Elias Letlape 011 566 3323, Dewald Kuhrau 011 566 3319, Mokgadi Ledwaba 011 566 3321.

Issued by: Independent Communications Authority of South Africa

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