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Electronic Communications 2005 Act, section 5 (2) states that the Authority may, upon application and due consideration in the prescribed manner, grant individual licences for the following:

  • Subject to subsection (6), electronic communications network services (ECNS) and electronic communications services (ECS); Broadcasting services;

ECNS, Broadcasting Services and ECS that require an individual licence, include, but are not limited to:

  • Electronic Communications Networks of provincial and national scope operated for commercial purposes;
  • Commercial Broadcasting and Public Broadcasting of national and regional scope whether provided free-to-air or by subscription;
  • Electronic Communications Services consisting of voice telephony utilising numbers from the national numbering plan;
  • Any Electronic Communications Network Service, broadcasting service or Electronic Communications Service where a state entity (directly or indirectly) holds an ownership interest of greater than twenty-five percent (25%) of the share capital of the person providing such service; and
  • Such other services as may be prescribed that the Authority finds have significant impact on socio-economic development.

For more information about the list of Individual Licensees database, see the table below.