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Cameroon: About CFA10 billion of penalties for the four telecommunication operators

Cameroon: About CFA10 billion of penalties for the four telecommunication operators
  • Comments   -   Tuesday, 05 December 2017 02:35

(Business in Cameroon) - At the end of August 2017, Cameroon’s telecommunication regulatory agency (Agence de régulation des télécommunications du Cameroun -ART) notified the four telecommunication operators (MTN, Orange, Nexttel, and CAMTEL) of sanctions incurred following their violation of the legislation governing subscribers’ identification and the required radio frequency.

An authorized source at the ministry of post and telecommunication explained that three operators were fined at least CFA3 billion (followed by a reduction of their license by one year for some of them).

The same source indicated that CAMTEL, the public telecommunication operator’s fine was lesser: CFA300 million.

Internal sources within MTN Cameroon, whose sanction was disclosed in the review report of MTN International released at the end of September 2017, confirmed that the operator lodged an appeal to Cameroon’s public authorities regarding the fine's reduction in September.  

BRM

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