Telkom wins landmark case against Vodacom

Johannesburg - Mobile and fixed-line operator Telkom has won a landmark case with costs against rival network Vodacom [JSE:VOD] for unlawful use of its infrastructure.

Telkom said it brought an urgent application against Vodacom in court, relating to Vodacom’s unlawful use of its infrastructure in the Dennegeur residential estate in Cape Town. 

“Our concern was that Vodacom unlawfully accessed Telkom’s duct infrastructure and we requested the court to order Vodacom to remove its cabling from our ducts,” Telkom group communications executive Gugulethu Maqetuka said in a statement. 

“Telkom is pleased that the court ruled in our favour and agreed that our infrastructure may not be accessed without following prescribed regulatory process,” said Maqetuka.

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