Guinea: The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications puts an end to the activities of the operator Intercel

The mobile operator, Intercel, was ordered to end its activities throughout the Guinean territory from 9 October 2018, according to the decision N ° D / 009 / MPTEN / CAB / 2018 the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications and the Digital Economy. According to the Post and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (ARPT) of Guinea, the measure taken by the Ministry, follows the recurring difficulties encountered by Intercel Guinea and their negative impact on the national telecommunications sector.

The telecoms company is accused of persistent indebtedness to the state, its competitors and many service providers; a lack of investment necessary for the extension of its 2G network in accordance with the obligations of its specifications; always negative financial results; fraudulent practices denounced by its competitors; a drastic reduction in the extent of network coverage and degradation of the quality of service; recurrent social tensions with his staff.

In view of these grievances, the telecom company was asked to stop the marketing of its products and services, to maintain the subscribers’ communications only on its network for a maximum of 30 days, to definitively stop its network. times the last 30 days.

The Guinean adventure of Intercel ends after 12 years. On May 12, 2006, the telecom company obtained its license in the country.

Source: Agence Ecofin