Government will not launch second appeal against Telio’s victory in revenue fee case

15 Jan 2010

Norwegian VoIP provider Telio has announced that the Ministry of Transportation and Communication has decided not to appeal a ruling made by the Oslo District Court last year in the case between two parties relating to fees taken from the operator’s revenues. The matter stems from a writ issued by Telio against the ministry in October 2007 after the Norwegian Post & Telecoms Regulatory Authority (NPT) said it would impose a regulatory fee on the operator’s revenues. In February 2009 the Oslo District Court (Tingretten) ruled in favour of Telio in the matter, leading the ministry to appeal the decision. Last month however the Borgarting Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal, meaning that the February 2009 now becomes final and enforceable. Under the terms of last month’s appeal rejection the ministry has also been directed to pay legal costs to Telio totalling NOK395,475 (USD70,155).