News

Rwanda: MTN imposed $8.5 million fine by regulator

Rwanda: MTN imposed $8.5 million fine by regulator
  • Comments   -   Thursday, 18 May 2017 - 18:37

(Ecofin Agency) - In a statement released on May 17, 2017, the Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) announced that it has imposed a Rwf7 billion ($8.5 million) fine to MTN Rwanda for infringing terms of telecom license. The regulator accused the operator of moving its IT unit to Uganda.

Prior to issuing the sanction, RURA said it has given MTN Rwanda a chance to explain. Following a court audience the regulatory board gave the telecom firm, on May 4 2017, MTN admitted it indeed moved out of the country, against the terms of its licence. Therefore the fine was imposed in respect to regulation.

On its website, MTN Rwanda recognized it was notified of the regulator’s sanction regarding the breaching of its licence obligations. “MTN Rwanda is currently studying the official notification and will continue to engage with the regulator on this matter, reads the related statement from the firm’s Corporate Affairs division.

SELECT a.* FROM #__k2_items AS a WHERE a.published = 1 AND (a.catid IN (1174, 1215, 1175, 1176, 1177, 1178, 1179, 1180, 1181, 1182, 1216, 1183, 1184, 1185, 1186, 1187, 1188, 1189, 1190)) AND a.id <> 87 AND a.trash = 0 ORDER BY a.created DESC LIMIT 4
Philippine firm International Container Terminal Services (ICTSI) has announced on May 25...
Read more |  26 May 2017
Nigeria is poised to attract over $30 billion worth of investments, as its...
Read more |  26 May 2017
Shareholders of Crystal Telecom which holds 20% of MTN Rwanda are concerned...
Read more |  25 May 2017
After the global call to indigenous populations to fight for their rights...
Read more |  25 May 2017
Most Read | 7 days |
1 month |
1 year
SELECT a.* FROM #__k2_items AS a WHERE a.published = 1 AND a.created > '2017-05-19 16:42:56' AND (a.catid IN (1174, 1215, 1175, 1176, 1177, 1178, 1179, 1180, 1181, 1182, 1216, 1183, 1184, 1185, 1186, 1187, 1188, 1189, 1190)) AND a.trash = 0 ORDER BY a.hits DESC, a.created DESC LIMIT 5
SELECT a.* FROM #__k2_items AS a WHERE a.published = 1 AND a.created > '2017-04-26 16:42:56' AND (a.catid IN (1174, 1215, 1175, 1176, 1177, 1178, 1179, 1180, 1181, 1182, 1216, 1183, 1184, 1185, 1186, 1187, 1188, 1189, 1190)) AND a.trash = 0 ORDER BY a.hits DESC, a.created DESC LIMIT 5
SELECT a.* FROM #__k2_items AS a WHERE a.published = 1 AND a.created > '2016-05-26 16:44:33' AND (a.catid IN (1174, 1215, 1175, 1176, 1177, 1178, 1179, 1180, 1181, 1182, 1216, 1183, 1184, 1185, 1186, 1187, 1188, 1189, 1190)) AND a.trash = 0 ORDER BY a.hits DESC, a.created DESC LIMIT 5
SELECT a.* FROM #__k2_items AS a WHERE a.published = 1 AND (a.catid IN (1174, 1215, 1175, 1176, 1177, 1178, 1179, 1180, 1181, 1182, 1216, 1183, 1184, 1185, 1186, 1187, 1188, 1189, 1190)) AND a.trash = 0 ORDER BY a.created DESC LIMIT 4, 4
listofid2=36902,36901,36900,36899,
reference=36902,36901,36900,36899,0
A total of 34 companies submitted bids for the NNPC’s contract for...
Read more |  25 May 2017
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) will support the Nigerian government...
Read more |  25 May 2017
Nigeria’s oil minister, Emmanuel Kachikwu (photo), said Nigeria is not opposed to...
Read more |  25 May 2017
In its quarterly report on the telecom industry, the Nigerian Communications Commission...
Read more |  24 May 2017
SELECT a.* FROM #__k2_items AS a WHERE a.published = 1 AND (a.catid IN (1174, 1215, 1175, 1176, 1177, 1178, 1179, 1180, 1181, 1182, 1216, 1183, 1184, 1185, 1186, 1187, 1188, 1189, 1190)) AND a.trash = 0 ORDER BY a.created DESC LIMIT 4
Philippine firm International Container Terminal Services (ICTSI) has announced on May 25...
Read more |  26 May 2017
After the global call to indigenous populations to fight for their rights...
Read more |  25 May 2017
Most Read | 7 days |
1 month |
1 year
SELECT a.* FROM #__k2_items AS a WHERE a.published = 1 AND a.created > '2017-05-19 16:42:56' AND (a.catid IN (1174, 1215, 1175, 1176, 1177, 1178, 1179, 1180, 1181, 1182, 1216, 1183, 1184, 1185, 1186, 1187, 1188, 1189, 1190)) AND a.trash = 0 ORDER BY a.hits DESC, a.created DESC LIMIT 5
SELECT a.* FROM #__k2_items AS a WHERE a.published = 1 AND a.created > '2017-04-26 16:42:56' AND (a.catid IN (1174, 1215, 1175, 1176, 1177, 1178, 1179, 1180, 1181, 1182, 1216, 1183, 1184, 1185, 1186, 1187, 1188, 1189, 1190)) AND a.trash = 0 ORDER BY a.hits DESC, a.created DESC LIMIT 5
SELECT a.* FROM #__k2_items AS a WHERE a.published = 1 AND a.created > '2016-05-26 16:44:33' AND (a.catid IN (1174, 1215, 1175, 1176, 1177, 1178, 1179, 1180, 1181, 1182, 1216, 1183, 1184, 1185, 1186, 1187, 1188, 1189, 1190)) AND a.trash = 0 ORDER BY a.hits DESC, a.created DESC LIMIT 5
SELECT a.* FROM #__k2_items AS a WHERE a.published = 1 AND (a.catid IN (1174, 1215, 1175, 1176, 1177, 1178, 1179, 1180, 1181, 1182, 1216, 1183, 1184, 1185, 1186, 1187, 1188, 1189, 1190)) AND a.trash = 0 ORDER BY a.created DESC LIMIT 4, 4
A total of 34 companies submitted bids for the NNPC’s contract for...
Read more |  25 May 2017
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) will support the Nigerian government...
Read more |  25 May 2017
Nigeria’s oil minister, Emmanuel Kachikwu (photo), said Nigeria is not opposed to...
Read more |  25 May 2017
In its quarterly report on the telecom industry, the Nigerian Communications Commission...
Read more |  24 May 2017

Copyright Agence Ecofin © 2015. All Rights Reserved.