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.
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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.
MTN South Africa has become the second telecommunications operator to take the industry regulator, Icasa, to court over the upcoming spectrum auction.
E.tv parent eMedia Investments has filed an application to join Telkom’s lawsuit seeking an urgent interim interdict preventing communications regulator Icasa from proceeding with the spectrum auction.
Six telecommunications companies have responded to the invitation to apply for access to radio frequency spectrum bands suitable for mobile broadband roll-out, with no real surprises among the names.
Telkom has filed papers in the high court in Pretoria seeking an interdict to stop communications regulator Icasa from proceeding, for now, with the spectrum licensing process.