Applications for MUX 3 Licences Invited

Independent Communications Authority

Applications for Multiplexer 3 (MUX 3) Radio Frequency Spectrum Licences are now open.

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa has invited applications for 45% of MUX 3 capacity for provision of commercial subscription television broadcasting services.

All applications will be considered based on the requirements set out in Notice 7 in Government Gazette 41377 published on 12 January 2018.

The notice also contains detail on the following:

•    Radio frequency spectrum applications; and
•    Proposed licence terms and conditions.

Those interested are invited to submit applications by no later than 16:00 on Thursday 8 February 2018.

Meanwhile, ICASA also published its revised fees for the postal services in Notice 6.

In terms of the Postal Services Act, the postage rates and service fees for the reserved postal services increases annually.

The notice includes information on the following:

•    Limits of mass and size of postal articles in the domestic service;
•    List of postage rates and service fees payable on postal articles posted locally for local delivery;
•    Domestic parcel service; and
•    International mail.

The revised postage rates and service fees apply as from 1 April 2018.

Sabinet Cape Town Office