DFS

Experienced Technicians in the world of Radio Communications

Delmac Field Services We specialize in Designing, Installation & Maintenance of Digital & Analogue Radio Networks Systems all over South Africa, Swaziland & Mozambique

We carry out on site services and repairs, and support QD range (BANTAM PX, MX, SX and TRACER as well as REXON, Q16C), ICOM, EMCOM, MOTOROLA, PHILLIPS, I.R.C., H Y T, HQT, SFE, VERTEX, KIRISUN, MAXON, KENWOOD, TAIT, R F CABLE AND CONNECTORS, RCW, UNIER, YEASU, MULTI CHOICE, RCW, JACKLE R F, MIDLAND, RTS, VRATVARK, ZARTEK, ICOM’S IDAS DIGITAL SYSTEM

Licensing


Do I need a licence to use two-way radios?
Yes, to use a Two-Way Radio legally, you need to apply for a Radio Users Licence through the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) directly. We can assist you with your application as well. Theres an application fee and minimal annual Licence Fee applicable. Alternatively you can use Delmacs Broadcasting licence and rent space on that to cover the number of devices you want on a month by month basis.

What is ICASA?

"ICASA" is an acronym for the "Independent Communications Authority of South Africa". This is an institution that was established in July 2000, as a merger between telecoms regulator (Telecommunications Regulators Association of Southern Africa) and the broadcasting regulator (Independent Broadcasting Authority).

What does ICASA do?

ICASA regulates the electronic communications, broadcasting and postal industries in the public interest. Its key functions are to:-
a) make regulations and policies that govern electronic communications, broadcasting, and postal industries.
b) issue licenses to providers of electronic communications services, broadcasters and postal services.
c) monitor the environment and enforce compliance with rules, regulations and policies.
d) hear and decide on disputes and complaints brought by industry or members of the public against licensees.
e) plan, control and manage the frequency spectrum and
f) protect consumers from unfair business practices, poor quality services and harmful or inferior products.

What are the principal laws regulating the electronic communications sector in South Africa?

a) The Electronic Communications Act, No. 36 of 2005 (the "ECA") is the principal law regulating the electronic communications. Amongst other matters, this Law deals with the role of the regulator, the licensing of electronic communications services and systems, broadcasting services, the obligations of authorized service providers, the protection of users and subscribers, the power to make regulations and penalties incurred for breaches of the relevant legislation.
b) The ICASA Act, No. 13 of 2000 (as amended) deals the establishment of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) and detailing its functions.

What is a Licensee?

A Licensee is a person issued with a license by ICASA to provide the following services:-
a) Electronic communications network services
b) Electronic communications services, which are offered to the public and
c) Broadcasting services
d) Postal services

Can Delmac help me to apply for my License?

Yes, Write a letter of motivation addressed to ICASA outlining the reasons why you need to use either a simplex frequency, or a repeater (duplex) frequency pair.

Print out the Icasa Application form off our website and fill our your relevant details on the ICASA application form, then return the form and your motivation letter to us. We then complete all the technical information on the ICASA form, draft our own letter of motivation to ICASA, outlining the fact that we are your “licensed” radio dealer and supplier, and then we submit the application electronically to ICASA, all copies to client as well.

ICASA then notify you, the client, of the approval, and invoice you for the licence fees, and once paid, Delmac will receive the licence no. from ICASA, and using that, we can get the frequencies, and supply and install the equipment.

Turn around is usually around 3 months.

 

 

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