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StarTimes initiates arbitration proceedings against Ghana at ICC over termination of digital migration contract

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Star TimesStarTimes has started arbitration proceedings at the London-based International Commercial Court (ICC) against Ghana following the termination of the contract to install the Digital Migration (DTT) project.

By a letter dated January 14, 2015, the Ministry of Communications (MoC) terminated the DTT contract.

StartTimes has used various means to settle the dispute, including direct communications, legal proceedings in Ghana and diplomatic efforts.

Notwithstanding this Government signed a new contract with K-Net Ltd on June 7, 2015.

In a notice of intent to sue dated June 4, 2015, StarTimes gave Government 30 days to resolve the matter satisfactorily or face court action.

A StarTimes source said since Government had gone ahead to sign a contract for the DTT, they had no option, but to sue Ghana at the ICC.

The company source maintains that StarTimes has built an excellent reputation and technical competency in more than 27 years and has vast experience in Digital Migration projects across countries like Rwanda, Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania and China.

It is an influential global media group and a system integrator, technology provider, network operator and a media group with the culture of innovation, integrity, thrift and diligence.

The company is listed among 2008 China Top 100 Innovation- Oriented Enterprises is to be listed  in  the top 20 among the Forbes 200 best medium and small enterprises in China.

It possesses several patents of invention and software copyrights.

Source: GNA

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