THE Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has set July 25 as the closing date for submissions regarding the second draft terrestrial broadcasting frequency plan.
This follows the country’s telecommunications regulator publishing the second draft terrestrial broadcasting frequency plan 2008 in Government Gazette number 32385 recently.
“In October 2008, the Authority published the first draft terrestrial broadcasting frequency plan in Government Gazette number 31501, the purpose of which was to add further detail to the allotment of
broadcasting frequencies, with specific emphasis on frequencies that will be assigned for digital migration purposes. The Authority received comments on the first draft which have now been incorporated into the second draft. Interested parties are therefore requested to submit further written representations on the second draft terrestrial broadcasting frequency plan,” ICASA said in a statement.
It said copies of the second draft terrestrial broadcasting frequency plan are available on ICASA website, www.icasa.org.za.
ICASA, is a parliament-appointed regulator of the telecommunications industry in South Africa. Early this month, it concluded the regulatory process required for migration from analogue to digital television.