Digicel suit against OUR postponed
The termination rate suit brought by Digicel against the Office of Utilities Regulations (OUR) has been postponed until next week.
The parties appeared in chambers at the Supreme Court today to begin the hearing in relation to Digicel’s challenge of the OUR’s power to set termination rates.
The suit was filed in the same week that Digicel’s rival company, LIME, announced that it had cut its call rates.
The reduced rates are in keeping with the decision of the OUR to introduce an interim mobile termination rate of $5.00 per minute which takes effect on July 15.
Digicel claims that the proper process was not followed when the OUR set the rate and no consultation was held with industry stakeholders.
LIME has stated that it is disturbed by the action taken by Digicel.
LIME has also expressed an interest in being a party to the suit filed by Digicel against the OUR.
This intention was conveyed to the court today.
Representatives of the Fair Trading Commission (FTC) were also in court today to announce the agency’s intention to intervene in the matter as well.
The matter has been postponed until next Monday June 25 by which time it is expected that LIME and the FTC will submit their claims.