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Set-Top Box Subsidy Criteria Outlined

Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services

The proposed qualifying criteria for support of poor households to own television set-top boxes has been published in the Government Gazette.

According to notice 938 in Gazette 38134 of 28 October 2014 the universal service and access agency (USAASA) is calling for public comment on the recommendations it plans to make to the minister of telecommunications and postal services.  The observations must be in within 30 calendar days of the date of publication of the notice.

ICASA Places Renewed Focus on BBBEE

Independent Communications Authority

The Independent Communications Authority (ICASA) plans to further promote broad-based black economic empowerment by regulation next year.

According to a notice in the Government Gazette (38087 / 881 of 10 October 2014) “the Authority will in the 2014 / 2015 financial year, prescribe regulations on empowerment requirements to promote broad-based black economic empowerment in line with section 4(3) (k) of the ICASA Act, read with section 13 of the Electronic Communications Act”.

Toll Free Framework Compliance Extended

Independent Communications Authority

The Independent Communications Authority (ICASA) has extended the compliance period of the toll free framework, the premium rate service code of practice and migration and the migration of machine related services.

According to a notice in the Government Gazette (38065 / 852) compliance with the toll free framework and the premium rate service code is extended to 31 July 2015 and of the migration of machine related services until 31 December 2015.

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