ICASA invites applications for 700MHz, 800MHz and 2600MHz spectrum

18 Jul 2016

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for spectrum in the 700MHz, 800MHz and 2600MHz bands to all interested parties wishing to provide wireless broadband services in the country. ICASA said that in order to address South Africa’s bandwidth deficiency, the current allocated bandwidth of 567MHz of IMT spectrum needs to be increased. The regulator added that awarding frequencies in the aforementioned bands would ensure nationwide broadband access for all citizens by 2020, in line with the National Development Plan (NDP) and the South Africa Connect Policy.