MTN Liberia fined USD500,00 for network outage

17 Jan 2012

MTN Liberia, formerly Lonestar Communications Corporation, has been fined USD500,000 by the watchdog, the Liberia Telecommunications Authority (LTA), for alleged ‘negligence’ concerning the cellco’s failure to prevent a four-hour network outage on 7 November 2011. The LTA says the operator must pay the fine within seven days, and further, it has ordered MTN to give all its customers four hours worth of free airtime by way of compensation.

Liberia, Lonestar Cell-MTN