South African telecom regulator (Icasa) has extended its deadline for stakeholders to submit feedback on the Information Memorandum (IM) on the regulator’s intention to initiate the second phase of the International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT) licensing process.
The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) has indicated that industry players have until September 30, 2022, to submit written representations. The initial deadline was September 19, 2022.
In a statement, the regulator said, “The change is in response to requests from some industry stakeholders, and it allows everyone to engage the IM and make meaningful contributions. The IM seeks the input of interested stakeholders on the IMT radio frequency spectrum bands to be considered by the authority during the second phase of the IMT licencing process.”
Icasa further stated that “The second phase of the IMT spectrum licencing process will equip licensees with additional capacity to meet the ongoing demand for capacity growth in mobile services.”