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NOTICE & SCHEDULE OF CONVERSION OF LICENCES IN TERMS OF SECTION 93 OF THE ECA (Act No. 36 of 2005)

In terms of section 93 of the Electronic Communications Act ('ECA'), the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa ('the Authority') must convert existing licences by granting one or more new licences in accordance the rewith on terms no less favourable.

Subsection (3) requires the Authority to publish a schedule within 30 (thirty) days of the commencement of the ECA, identifying and setting out inter alia;

  1. Licence holder;
  2. Nature of the licence;
  3. Exempt services
  4. Timeframes for converting licences identified;
  5. Form and content of information required from the said licensees;
  6. Confirmation of rights of licensees to participate in the conversion process.

By Proclamation No. R. 29, 2006 published in the Government Gazette on 18 July 2006, the President of the Republic of South Africa determined the 19th July 2006 as the date upon which the ECA shall come into operation.

The Authority hereby publishes a notice contemplated in terms of section 93(3) of the ECA.

The licence holders referred to in the schedule are required to furnish the Authority with the following information:

  1. Confirmation of the identity of the licensee,
  2. Confirmation of business address, postal address, telephone and fax, e-mail and the contact person;
  3. The current directors of the licensee;
  4. Confirmation of current licence/s held;
  5.    
    1. All frequency spectrum licensees and broadcasters are requested to provide technical parameters pertaining to their radio systems using the attached form for frequencies below and above 1 GHz on a site by site basis.
    2. All frequency spectrum licensees to indicate whether they operate nationally, regionally or a specified geographic area;
    3. All the frequency spectrum licensees are to indicate whether such frequencies are operated for profit or non profit basis.
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Notice Regarding Submission of Required Information for Licences Granted but not Issued During the Licence Conversion Process 2010-10-12 33622