T-Mobile wins appeal court victory in Puerto Rican dispute

9 May 2012

The US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit has ruled in favor of T-Mobile USA in a billing dispute with Puerto Rico Telephone Company (PRTC) involving several million dollars in charges related to network interconnection and transport facilities, reports legal site jdsupra.com. The appeal court reversed a district court ruling and affirmed a judgement by the Puerto Rican regulatory authorities that under the interconnection agreements between T-Mobile and PRTC, US interstate rates applied to the facilities in question. PRTC had been improperly billing T-Mobile at higher intrastate rates for those facilities.