Saturday July 11, 2020

Deja vu as ComReg returns to court

As Oscar Wilde might have said, to end up in court over the award of one mobile phone licence is a misfortune; to do so twice looks like carelessness.

18th February, 2006

As Oscar Wilde might have said, to end up in court over the award of one mobile phone licence is a misfortune; to do so twice looks like carelessness.

Telecoms regulator ComReg crossed swords with Smart Telecom last week, after sensationally withdrawing its offer of the country’s fourth and final third generation (3G) mobile phone licence from the niche operator.

The story of this licence had already thrown up surprises.

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