Telecoms Regulation

Vodacom Secures Interim Legal Win In The Lesotho Licence Battle

With regards to the ongoing battle in the Kingdom of Lesotho between Vodafone and the Lesotho Communications Authority (LCA) involving the latter revocation of the former's operating licence, it seems that the telecommunications company have won a temporary legal reprieve.
According to a statement from Vodafone, the company said that the High Court of Lesotho had granted it an interim injunction barring the LCA from revoking its unified licence as well as enforcing the payment of substantial fines it has imposed.
The statement goes further to state that the court order has also directed that the Lesotho Communications Authority must show, by the 23rd October 2020, why the interim injunction cannot be made permanent.
Responding to the legal reprieve, a Vodafone spokesperson said: "We assure citizens of Lesotho that we remain fully focussed on delivering great value and a superior customer experience to the 1.2 million people who have chosen us as their network provider of choice, and the around 661 000 M-Pesa users who rely on us for inclusive access to financial services. It remains business as usual for all our valued customers."

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