SA’S TELKOM ORDERED TO DISCLOSE DETAILS OF CUSTOMER CONTRACTS

Telecoms

Rival Orion Cellular claims Telkom crammed its contracts with preferential prices to lure away loyal customers The Competition Tribunal has ordered Telkom to disclose the contents of two of its confidential customer contracts in a case that sees the parastatal accused of anticompetitive pricing. But Telkom has stalled the proceedings by lodging an appeal against the ruling.

The tribunal ruled that rival service provider Orion Cellular must be allowed to inspect the contracts Telkom drew up with Standard Bank and Edgars to persuade them to stop using Orion’s least-cost routing service. The service enables corporate customers to slash their phone bills by diverting calls off Telkom’s lines and onto the cellular networks instead.

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