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Jamaica: Telecom providers challenge FTC jurisdiction in Supreme Court

Source: The Gleaner

Telecommunications providers Digicel Jamaica Limited and Oceanic Digital have filed an application in the Supreme Court challenging the jurisdiction of the Fair Trading Commission (FTC) in its legal attempt to roll back the Digicel-Claro deal.

Digicel is seeking a separate trial for the court to decide whether the Fair Competition Act applies to the transactions effected by the agreement which is the subject of the proceedings.

It is also asking the court to decide whether the FTC has jurisdiction in relation to the transaction struck with the owners of Claro for the Jamaican assets. The FTC has taken Digicel and Oceanic Digital Jamaica Limited, trading as Claro, to court over the acquisition. [Full story]