Telkom has asked the high court in Pretoria to impose a “structural or supervisory” interdict on communications regulator Icasa over spectrum licensing.
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Icasa has appealed to Telkom to abandon its legal action aimed at stopping the upcoming spectrum auction, appealing to its “patriotic conscience”.
Communications minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni will oppose Telkom’s application to interdict Icasa over the upcoming spectrum auction.
Telkom has again filed papers to try to stop the upcoming spectrum auction, a move that will likely see the company heavily criticised.
MTN has filed papers in the high court seeking to stop Icasa from taking back temporary spectrum at the end of November, joining Telkom in taking legal action.
Icasa said it will oppose Telkom’s court application that seeks to stop it from withdrawing temporarily assigned spectrum at the end of next month.
Telkom is taking Icasa to court to try to stop the communications regulator’s planned withdrawal of temporary spectrum at the end of next month.
Communications regulator Icasa will pursue a legal appeal against a high court judgment that slammed the brakes on the spectrum auction. But has also said it is open to an out-of-court agreement.
Communications regulator Icasa on Tuesday confirmed that Monday’s court judgment in favour of Telkom means the spectrum auction cannot proceed later this month. The agency is now preparing for a legal battle.
Telkom and e.tv have secured an interdict against Icasa, preventing the spectrum auction planned for later this month from taking place until the merits of their case can be heard by the high court.