LIME to pay Digicel USD12.8m in interconnect dispute

4 Feb 2015

Jamaican integrated telco LIME has been ordered to pay its rival Digicel Jamaica more than JMD1.5 billion (USD12.8 million) for wrongly withholding payments due for fixed-to-mobile calls between their respective networks. The ruling relates to two lawsuits brought against LIME’s owner Cable & Wireless Communications by Digicel in 2007 and 2009. The country’s Supreme Court had given a decision in favour of Digicel in July last year, but has now completed an accounting exercise to determine the full sum to be repaid. The court has also dismissed an appeal by LIME, the Jamaica Gleaner reports. The payments relate to disputed interconnect fees due on calls between LIME’s fixed line network and the mobile networks of Digicel.