Congo Dem. Rep: Telecoms Ministry charges VSAT antenna holders and ISPs to be identified

Congo Dem. Rep: Telecoms Ministry charges VSAT antenna holders and ISPs to be identified

In a statement signed on 6 February 2018, Emery Okundji (photo), the Minister of Posts, Telecommunications and New Information and Communication Technologies (PT-Ntic), summoned the antennae holders VSAT and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to be identified. They have until February 28 to get in touch with the Regulatory Authority Posts and Telecommunications (ARPTC).

According to Emery Okundji, after this period, ”  any person holding a VSAT antenna or Internet access provider, who has not been identified, will be considered a clandestine operator and will be subject to the rigor of the law” . He added that the natural and legal persons involved in this identification campaign, will have to bring their operating titles duly issued by the telecom regulator and approved by the parent ministry, in accordance with the requirements of Article 25 of the Framework Law No. 013/2002 of 16 October 2002 on telecommunications in the country.

The identification of VSAT antenna holders and Internet access providers will enable the Ministry to compile up-to-date and verified information on data network carriers and data service providers on the Internet. National territory.

Source: Agence Ecofin



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