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Market Inquiry into Signal Distribution Services in the Pipeline

September 20, 2021

Independent Communications Authority

A Market Inquiry into Signal Distribution Services in South Africa is on the cards.

The Independent Communications Authority (ICASA) announced the Market Inquiry in Government Gazette 45172.

The Inquiry will be conducted in terms of Section 4B of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa Act of 2000 read with Section 67(4) of the Electronic Communications Act of 2005.

The aim of the Inquiry is to “assess the state of competition and determine whether or not there are markets or market segments within the signal distribution services value chain which may warrant regulation in the context of a market review in terms of section 67(4) of the ECA”.

The Inquiry will be conducted in four phases.

A summary of the Inquiry’s findings will be published within 90 days of the conclusion of the Inquiry.