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July 2019 fines on mobile telephony operators “fully enforceable albeit all judicial remedies” (ART)

July 2019 fines on mobile telephony operators “fully enforceable albeit all judicial remedies” (ART)
  • Comments   -   Wednesday, 21 August 2019 12:20

(Business in Cameroon) - On August 19, 2019, Cameroon’s telecom regulator ART published a statement restating its decision to slam between 1 and 1.5 billion CFA Francs on the three mobile operators in the country.

Taken in July 2019, these sanctions are “fully enforceable albeit all judicial remedies,” ART’s managing director Philémon Zoo Zame indicated in the release.

In detail, Viettel, the Vietnamese company operating in Cameroon under the name Nextell, was fined XAF1 billion for not identifying subscribers and selling pre-activated sim cards. For the same reasons, MTN was slammed the same fine.  

Orange Cameroon, on the other hand, is condemned to pay XAF1.5 billion fine. Apart from the above-mentioned motives, it is accused of providing more than three sim cards to a single subscriber, a fact prohibited by the rules in force in Cameroon.  


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