The Office of the Regulator has ordered Bluesky and the Samoa Rugby Union to apologise to Digicel.
The order comes following an investigation by the Regulator into a complaint lodged by Digicel regarding an incident at Apia Park, during the historical Manu Samoa and All Blacks test match in July.
Last night, the Regulator issued a press release about its investigation.
It is published here in verbatim:
“The Regulator has completed its investigation into Digicel’s complaint against Bluesky Samoa Limited and Samoa Rugby Union (“SRU”) regarding the incident that occurred at Apia Park on 8 July 2015 during the Manu Samoa vs All Blacks match; relative to sections 28 and 74 (1) (i) of the Telecommunications Act 2005.
The extensive investigation resulted in the issuing of Determination and Order of the Regulator No. 2015/T07 which in essence sets out the following remedies:
a) Bluesky and SRU shall publish an apology in Samoan and English print in the Savali and one other newspaper, no later than seven (7) days from the effective date of the Regulator’s Order.
b) Bluesky and SRU shall provide a formal and written undertaking to the Regulator to the effect that both parties will not engage in anti-competitive practice and/or conduct to avoid recurrence in the future of infringements such as that which took place at Apia Park on 8 July 2015. This undertaking must be provided to the Regulator no later than fourteen (14) days from the effective date of the Regulator’s Order.
The Regulator will continue to monitor the situation to ensure that all parties comply with the Order.”