The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) stated that Wi-Fi services had been allowed in the lower 6 GHz frequency range.
In order to facilitate socioeconomic growth and development, the adoption of the lower 6 GHz frequency range for the deployment of Wi-Fi services would complement South Africa’s national broadband policy.
This lower 6GHz frequency range has a number of advantages, gives RLANs a much-needed boost, and accelerates the adoption of Wi-Fi services.
The National Radio Frequency Plan’s allocation of the radio frequency range between 5925 and 6425 MHz is referred to as the lower 6GHz frequency band.
A list of radio equipment that is exempt from radio frequency spectrum licensing appears in Annexure B. Through this revision, ICASA has embraced both the frequency band of 122-246 GHz for Non-Specific Short-range Applications and the important lower 6 GHz frequency band for Radio Local Access Networks (RLAN) or Wi-Fi applications.
An essential part of putting the National Radio Frequency Band Plan’s requirements into practise is Annexure B of the Radio Frequency Spectrum Regulations.
The required requirements in the Authority’s Official List of Regulated requirements for the applicable Application Type’s Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) and Safety are still required.