4.1.4 Consultancy for the review of Type Approval Technical Standards and Procedures, and the Development of Broadcasting Technical Standards for Botswana.

LS of South Africa was appointed along with a local partner Sandulela Telecoms Botswana by the Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority (BOCRA) to review the existing telecommunications type approval specifications and procedures as well as develop new broadcasting technical specifications and procedures to be used by BOCRA in the type approval process.
The scope of work includes:
The project was executed in two parts. The services envisaged in this project are as follows:

  • Part 1
  • Review and update existing telecommunication technical specifications/standards taking into account the latest technologies and equipment.
  • Development of new broadcasting equipment technical specifications/standards covering transmitters and receivers.
  • Part 2
  • Review of the existing telecommunications Type Approval procedures and incorporation of broadcasting equipment Type Approval procedures.
  • Review of the fee structure, including the broadcasting equipment.
  • Recommendations on equipment labelling.


Supply and implementation of SPECTRA spectrum management system at ICASA

LS of South Africa supplied and implemented its SPECTRA spectrum management system at ICASA, consisting of the following modules:

  • Supply of CHIRplus_BC broadcast planning software
  • Supply of CHIRplus_FX microwave link planning software
  • Supply of CHIRplus_LM land mobile planning software
  • SPECTRAplan spectrum planning software

Fixed and airborne RF measurements of Armscor Alkantpan weapons testing range to determine the impact of RF equipment in use on the core of the SKA radio telescope.

LS of South Africa was appointed by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) / Astronomy Management Authority (AMA) to perform fixed (using its LS OBSERVER system) and aerial measurements to determine the impact of the Alkantpan weapons testing range on the SKA core area.
Spectrum audit at Alkantpan weapons testing range to determine impact on radio quiet zone for Square Kilometre Array radio telescope.

  • Fixed measurements using LS OBSERVER spectrum monitoring system
  • Aerial measurements using Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS)