JOHANNESBURG, March 18 South African fixed-line
operator Telkom SA said on Monday it had won a court
dispute with an affiliate of China's ZTE Corp that had put on
hold its planned network overhaul.
Telkom last year was forced to suspend a long-awaited
upgrade to higher-speed broadband after infrastructure provider
ZTE Mzansi won a court interdict to halt the project.
ZTE Mzansi, a joint venture between China's ZTE Corp
and local black-owned companies, took Telkom to
court after being disqualified from bidding for the project.
Telkom said in a statement the Supreme Court of Appeal had
set aside the earlier interdict, meaning it could go ahead with
the network upgrade unabated.
(Reporting by David Dolan; Editing by Jon Herskovitz)