What ISPs think of ICASA’s new data rollover and transfer rules

ICASA published its amended End-User and Subscriber Services Charter regulations in May 2018, which were set to come into force on 7 June 2018.

Under the new regulations, service providers are prohibited from charging subscribers for out-of-bundle usage without consent .

They also require networks to offer the ability to roll over unused data, and transfer data to another subscriber on the same network.

Cell C, MTN, Telkom, and Vodacom requested an extension from the regulator on the implementation of the new rules, as they required more time to make the necessary technical changes.

The regulator declined to grant the extension, as it was not in the public’s interest.

Court battle

On the day of the deadline, however, Cell C filed an urgent interdict against ICASA .

The court suspended ICASA’s regulations  and gave all respondents 10 days to file responding affidavits.

While mobile network service providers are the focus

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