(Ecofin Agency) - Zimbabwe’s third-largest mobile operator by subscribers, Telecel Zimbabwe, has been taken to the High Court by Egyptian ARPU Telecommunications Services S.A.E Limited over a $749,900 debt.
The plaintiff says the debt is the result of several unpaid invoices inherent in a partnership it signed with ARPU on August 1, 2016, for the provision of technical and infrastructure support enabling the operator to offer its customers value-added services in the fields of sports, religion, information, and entertainment.
The two partners had agreed that a monthly report would be prepared to determine the volume of traffic generated by each service and the subscription fees paid by users. Based on these data, Telecel would pay the Egyptian company 30% of the total subscription fees collected. But Telecel did not respect its commitments.
ARPU Telecommunications Services now requests the Court to order Telecel to pay it, in addition to the $749,900, representing the total amount of the accumulated invoices, damages calculated from the date of the claim to the date of full payment.