Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Altech Autopage Cellular issued licences after legal wrangle – South Africa

South African mobile reseller Altech Autopage Celluar, has been officially awarded their Electronic Communications Network Services (I-ECNS) and Electronic Communications Services (I-ECS) licences by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) after a drawn out legal battle.

The licences have been subject to several legal challenges in the past, with a high court appeal lodged by Communications Minister Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri which was subsequently rejected. The Minister then attempted to take out an urgent court order to halt the licences being issued, this was also turned down.