Yesterday, the Supreme Administrative Court issued an order for the lower administrative court to accept the Consumer Foundation’s petition to withdraw the resolution of the NBTC regarding the partnership between True and dtac.
Most recently, True clarified that the company has fully complied with the law and that the aforementioned court order is merely the beginning of the process following the instruction from the Supreme Administrative Court for the lower court to consider the case. This is because the lower court had previously issued an order not to accept the Consumer Foundation’s petition due to expiration. Therefore, the Consumer Foundation appealed to the Supreme Administrative Court, which later ruled that the foundation’s petition had not expired and should be considered. However, the lower court needs time to examine the content of the case.
It is worth noting that the lower administrative court has previously issued temporary injunctions in similar cases requested by consumer organizations and AWN (AdVance WireLesS Network Co., Ltd.), requesting to withdraw the resolution. The court believed that the NBTC’s decision was made within the scope of the law, and thus, there was no legal basis to reject it.
True reiterates that the partnership is beneficial to all stakeholders, not just the consumers, but also the telecommunications industry in Thailand. The partnership has been duly and completely complied with the law.
TLDR: The Supreme Administrative Court has ordered the lower court to accept the Consumer Foundation’s petition to withdraw the NBTC’s resolution on the partnership between True and dtac. True maintains that the partnership is beneficial and complies with the law. The lower court has previously issued temporary injunctions in similar cases, indicating that the NBTC’s decision was within legal bounds.