Vodafone looks to end dispute out of court

5 Mar 2007

Vodafone Fiji is holding talks with the country’s interim government in an effort to reach an out of court settlement in the protracted legal dispute against the Telecommunication Ministry regarding its exclusive mobile licence. Local newspaper

Fijivillage writes that Vodafone Managing Director Aslam Khan has confirmed his company is seeking to reach an agreement to ensure that the matter is settled quickly. Khan has written to the Ministry to reassure it that the company is backing the government’s plans to deregulate the industry. He also confirmed that talks were ongoing between the interim government and Amalgamated Telecom Holdings (ATH) concerning the exclusive licences held by Vodafone, FINTEL and Telecom Fiji Limited. Vodafone Fiji initiated legal proceedings against the former Minister for Telecommunication after two companies, Digicel and Pacific Connex, were issued provisional licences by the former government.