More Africa NewsAlgeria: Mobilis, Djezzy and Ooredoo sanctioned for poor 4G network coverage

October 2, 2020by myles0

Because they have not corrected the poor 4G coverage observed in the first quarter of 2020 in five Wilayas in Algeria, ARPCE sanctioned the telecoms companies Mobilis, Djezzy and Ooredoo. They will have to pay a global fine of $ 1,336,000.

The Regulatory Authority for Post and Electronic Communications (ARPCE) has imposed a financial penalty against mobile telephone operators Mobilis, Djezzy and Ooredoo. The measure taken on September 30, 2020 follows “  breaches  ” noted by the telecoms regulator in 4G network coverage by the three telecom companies.

Mobilis, Djezzy and Ooredoo have not reached the network coverage threshold set for them. They will have to pay a global fine of 172,519,352.85 Algerian dinars (1,336,000 USD) in which Mobilis is fined 63,918,956.02 dinars; 82,580,952.38 dinars for Djezzy and 26,019,444.45 dinars for Ooredoo.

The ARPCE decided to sanction after the three competitors did not remedy the shortcomings noted during a control and evaluation operation, carried out from February 16 to March 12, 2020, in the wilayas of Adrar, Blida, Constantine, Djelfa and Tlemcen; and which had also earned them a formal notice on May 3, 2020.

It was during an audit operation, carried out from August 16 to 25, 2020, that the regulator assessed the level of management of the shortcomings recorded in terms of coverage and quality of services and indicated it to the operators. telecoms.

Source: Agency Ecofin

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