Thursday 30th May, 2019-The High Court has granted 90 days for the government and telecommunications companies DIGICEL and FLOW to come to an agreement regarding the allocation of the digital spectrum.
Government has informed both DIGICEL and FLOW of its intention to equally distribute the spectrum to include Antigua Public Utilities Authority (APUA). But the two companies have not found favour with the government’s decision and moved to the court seeking judicial review.
The matter came up for hearing this afternoon before Justice Rosalyn Wilkinson.
Telecommunications Minister the Hon. Melford Nicholas was in court this afternoon. He told reporters this morning FLOW and DIGICEL’s request for judicial review stems from several concerns they have, if they are made to share the spectrum with a third party.
Minister Nicholas noted that the government has given consideration to those concerns and he believes that with a three-month extension earlier granted to the companies by the Gaston Browne administration, their issues will be resolved.