New Radio Frequency Spectrum Assignment Plans in South Africa

May 3, 2018


The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has published its Rules for Services operating in the following frequency bands:     


  • 138–143.6 MHz

  • 150.5–153 MHz

  • 380–400 MHz

  • 2285–2300 MHz

New Radio Frequency Spectrum Assignment Plans have been published in the National Gazette No. 41512 and have come into force since March 23, 2018. The documents also establish the requirements for proper use of the above-mentioned frequency bands (including technical characteristics of radio systems, frequency channeling, coordination, details on required migration of existing users of a band, and expected methods of assignment). These Radio Frequency Spectrum Assignment Plans replace all the previous spectrum assignment arrangements for the same spectrum locations.


Conclusion: All the devices falling under the new Radio Frequency Spectrum Assignment Plans must comply with the established requirements.



Information has been prepared by the GMA Consult Group team.




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