ISPA welcomed the judgement in the High Court in favour of Altech and the VANS industry as a whole.
“This was a complex matter and we will be studying the judgement and advising our members accordingly,” said ISPA
“Most importantly, Altech’s view that the 2005 Ministerial Determinations allowed infrastructure self-provision has been upheld, as this view has been shared by ISPA and many others in the industry. ISPA congratulates Altech on their courage in taking this matter forward. While the delays caused by this matter are extremely regrettable, ISPA notes that litigation is the ultimate test of the Regulator’s independence and efficacy.”
ISPA urged the Department of Communications and ICASA to accept the judgement and to work together with industry to find a pragmatic basis for licence conversion to be completed as soon as possible.
ISPA said it hopes that this ruling will herald a new era in South African electronic communications.