MTN Rwanda Fined A Record $8,5m for License Breach

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Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) has imposed a record $ US$ 8, 5 million for establishing a regional hub in Rwanda, acting contrary to the activity agreement signed between the regulator and MTN- Rwanda

According to a press release by RURA, the fine relates to non-compliance with the Directives issued by the regulator prohibiting the inclusion of MTN Rwanda in the MTN South and East Africa (SEA) IT hub based in Uganda.

Rwandan regulator accused MTN for established an ICT regional hub in Rwanda, acting contrary to the activity agreement signed between the regulator and MTN Rwanda.

“MTN has been engaging with the regulator on this matter over the past four months. MTN- Rwanda is currently studying the official notification and will continue to engage with the regulator on this matter” a statement issued by MTN Group Corporate Affairs in Johannesburg read.

MTN Rwanda confirmed to this website that it has received official notification of a fine equivalent to US$ 8, 5 million (7,030,000,000) from RURA.

MTN Rwanda was launched in 1994, the MTN Group is a leading emerging market operator, connecting subscribers in 22 countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

As of 31 March 2017, MTN recorded 237 million subscribers across its operations in Afghanistan, Benin, Botswana, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Cyprus, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Republic, Iran, Liberia, Nigeria, Republic of Congo (Congo-Brazzaville), Rwanda, South Africa, Sudan, South Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Uganda, Yemen and Zambia,

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