The Department of Communications (DOC) proposes in an amendment to the Electronic Communications Act, 2005 (ECA Bill), to form a new Spectrum Management Agency (SMA) responsible for all spectrum allocations, while actual assignments of frequencies will be divided between the SMA and ICASA.
BMI-T has a track record of consulting and research into telecommunications in all its multiple layers, commencing at the passive infrastructure level (e.g. towers, trenches and ducts), wholesale transmission (metro and provincial backbone networks), active infrastructure sharing, IP bandwidth, MVNOs, virtual ISPs and the full gamut of retail telecommunications services.
Convergence Partners’ recently published research report, “Let My People Go (Online)”, summarised in this piece on TechCentral, presents a provocative but nevertheless incomplete and in some critical aspects misleading characterisations of the requirements and opportunities for ensuring powerful, affordable and widespread broadband access to South Africans.
BMI-T has a strong focus on broadband infrastructure, notably fibre optic investments, as well as wireless transmission and frequency spectrum issues. We conduct thorough investigations into the various areas of strategic evaluation and implementation assistance, notably: