Interconnection agreement dispute lands MTN and Telkom before the complaints and compliance committee
7 Sep 2010
The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa invites all interested parties to a Complaints and Compliance Committee (CCC) hearing in respect of an interconnection agreement dispute between Telkom SA and MTN.
On 23 June 2010, the authority received a notification of a dispute by Telkom against MTN. This dispute was lodged in terms of Section 37(4) of the Electronic Communications Act which reads that… In the case of unwillingness or inability of a licensee to negotiate or agree on the terms and conditions of interconnection, either party may notify the authority in writing and the authority may:
- Impose the terms and conditions for interconnection consistent with this Chapter
- Propose the terms and conditions consistent with this Chapter which, subject to negotiations among parties, must be agreed to by the parties within such period as the Authority may specify
- Refer the dispute to the Complaints and Compliance Committee for resolution on an expedited basis in accordance with the procedures prescribed in terms of Section 38.
The authority has decided to refer the dispute to the CCC for hearing and adjudication.
The hearing will be held as follows:
Date: 8 September 2010
Time: 10h00 to 16h00
Venue: Block C Presentation Room
164 Katherine Street
For all media enquiries please contact:
Tel: 011 566 3455
Cell: 079 509 0702
Source: Independent Communications Authority of South Africa
Issued by: Independent Communications Authority of South Africa
7 Sep 2010
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