New data rules postponed while ICASA and Cell C go to court

ICASA has stated it will defend a court application by Cell C to postpone the implementation of the amended End-User and Subscriber Services Charter Regulations.

Cell C said it was forced to apply for the urgent interdict, following a lack of response from ICASA to its multiple requests for a delay in the deadline for the implementation of the regulations.

Cell C added that it would be surprised if any of the mobile operators will be fully compliant with ICASA’s deadline – Friday, 8 June 2018.

Cell C said it will need at least six months to properly comply with the regulations.

The recently-published amendments – which include forcing networks to let users roll over unused mobile data, transfer data to other subscribers, and not charge OOB rates by default – came with a one-month window in which they had to be implemented.

Telkom, Cell C, Vodacom, and MTN requested that ICASA  extend

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