ICASA can’t penalise mobile networks – High Court

The High Court has given mobile network operators and ICASA 10 days to file answering affidavits to Cell C’s interdict against new mobile data regulations.

“[ICASA] will not take any steps to implement the End-User and Subscriber Services Charter Amendment Regulations,” ruled the High Court.

ICASA’s amended regulations were meant to be implemented on 8 June 2018.

Vodacom, MTN, Cell C, and Telkom repeatedly asked ICASA for an extension, but Cell C stated it received no feedback from the regulator.

With no feedback from ICASA regarding an extension, operators relied on inside sources at ICASA, said a person with knowledge of the matter.

The source informed them that ICASA would grant a three-month extension.

At the last minute, however, the networks were reportedly informed that no extension would be granted. It is not clear what changed, or if their source was misinformed.

Cell C then filed an urgent interdict against

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