NATCOM promises more operator meetings

21 Jul 2008

Sierra Leone regulator NATCOM has stated that it plans to meet with the country’s main operators more often to discuss telecoms issues and regulations, reports IDG News Service. The watchdog recently held its first interactive meeting with GSM operators and ISPs. One representative from an ISP who spoke to IDG warned that NATCOM employees were inexperienced in the telecom sector, that the meetings were politically-motivated, and that the regulator was only looking to make more money. The representative also said that NATCOM was trying to reduce internet access by making it a luxury rather than a necessity. For its part, the regulator declared that while it recognises the concerns of operators, it will carry out its duties by the letter and spirit of the Telecommunications Act of 2006 and its amendments.

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