There are a number of I-ECNS and I-ECS licensees in South Africa, some of which are available for sale. A licence may be transferred on application to ICASA, provided the transferee can show that the result will benefit competition, not harm consumers, and that ownership in the new entity will meet the 30% HDI threshold.
If control of a licence will be transferred from one entity to another, this also requires ICASA’s approval, on application, unless the result is that no shareholder will control the licensee.
For more information on licensing of services, networks and spectrum, contact us. This is not legal advice, it is provided for your interest.