The Telecommunications Act defines “telecommunication” as the reception or transmission of a signal from one point to another by means of electricity, magnetism, radio or other electromagnetic waves, or any agency of a similar nature, whether with or without the aid of tangible conductors.

Telecommunications Law in South Africa is highly regulated by legislation, such as the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act and the Regulation of the Interception of Communications and Provision of Communication-related Information Act.

We have experience in providing advice to clients in respect of telecommunication projects, such as those involving new network build-outs and vendor/operator relationships.

We can also assist you with the drafting of transaction agreements in terms of the Electronic Communications Act, such as negotiating managed services arrangements for operators, electronic communications network service leases, large capacity, roaming and interconnection agreements.

  • Compliance with the rules and regulations;
  • Licensing, interconnection and facilities leasing;
  • Regulation and convergence; and
  • Disputes with ICASA (Independent Communications Authority of South Africa).

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