COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION OF KENYA
DISPUTE BETWEEN ESSAR TELECOM KENYA LIMITED AND AIR
TOUCH CONNECTIONS LIMITED
INTERCONNECTION DETERMINATION NO.1 OF 2010
This Determination is made under the Kenya Communications Act, 1998 and as
amended (hereinafter referred to as the Act) and the Kenya Communications
Regulations, 2001 (hereinafter referred to as the Regulations).
This Determination shall be known as the Determination No.1 of 2010 on the
Disconnection of E1 link number 0751362050 allocated to Airtouch Connections
Limited by Essar Telecom Kenya Limited.
2. BACKGROUND INFORMATION
2.1. Essar Telecom Kenya Limited (ETKL) is licensed by the Commission as a
Network Service Provider (NFP), Applications Service Provider (ASP) and
Content Service Provider (CSP).
2.2. Airtouch Connections Limited (ACL) is licensed by the Commission as an
Internet Service Provider (ISP).
2.3. ETKL and ACL entered into an Agreement on 15th October 2009 that allowed
ACL to exchange traffic with ETKL. The business model would allow
customers registered with ACL to make international calls using an E1 link
provided by ETKL. The value proposition in the model was that it would
generate an additional subscriber base and traffic for ETKL while generating
some cash flows to ACL.
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