Digicel backs down from OUR call rate battle
Telecommunications Company Digicel will not appeal the Supreme Court ruling, which bars it from contesting the way in which the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) determines its interim mobile termination rate.
The company's decision came today, following the receipt of the presiding judge's written reasons for the ruling she made yesterday.
Justice Ingrid Mangatal ruled yesterday that the OUR was effectively right in its determination of the interim rate.
The judge also ruled against an application from Digicel to bar the OUR from implementing the rate.
The attorney representing Digicel Anthony Hylton had indicated that he would be seeking leave to appeal the ruling.
However, in court this morning Mr. Hylton announced that Digicel had changed its mind.
Mr. Hylton told Irie FM News that the telecom's provider concluded that the better course for all concerned would not be to pursue an appeal.
The Office of Utilities Regulation has set a $5 per minute mobile termination rate, across all networks, which is set to take effect this Sunday, July 15.
Yesterday’s ruling now makes way for the implementation of the rate.