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ICASA Type Approval fees have been increased

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) informed its partners on March 27th that it would increase its type approval fees. From now on, all administrative fees associated with Type Approval will be increased by 6.4% in accordance with the rule 10 (3) of the type approval regulation that states that “the type approval fees will be adjusted by a maximum of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) as published by statistics in South Africa.” This increase concerns: • Telecommunications…

Type approval in Rwanda: restrictions on international applicants .

News from the Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) revealed that the regulator has taken steps meant for international type approval applicants. In fact, foreign companies which used to submit their type approval application to the RURA will not be able to do it again. However, this decision with immediate effect does not include international applicants who have delivery commitments to the local market (Rwanda) for supplies requiring type approval. These applicants shall provide evidence to the authority on their effective…