Another ICASA license battle postponed

The court battle between the Independent Communications Authority of SA (ICASA) and Amatole Telecommunication Services over unpaid license fees, which was set for today (29 May 2013) has been postponed until 20th August 2013

On 8 May 2013 ICASA closed down Amatole Telecommunications Services (aka Easttel) in East London as part of its “efforts to collect outstanding licence fees and enforcing compliance from operators”.

Amatole fought back, and won a high court ruling which set aside the warrant to seize equipment from a telecommunications company.

ICASA and Amatole was set to appear in court on 29 May 2013 over the issue. However, Mark Gray, operations manager for Easttel and Amatole Telecommunication Services, said that both parties agreed to postpone the matter until 20 August 2013.

Earlier this month the high court interdict against ICASA, forcing the regulator to return the iBurst equipment it confiscated on 3 April 2013, was extended to 29 June 2013.

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