LTA launches international gateway monitoring scheme

22 Apr 2013

National telecoms regulator the Liberian Telecommunication Authority (LTA) has launched a new project designed to improve telecoms services in the country, by helping to improve security measures there. The African Business Review reports that the watchdog has launched an international gateway monitoring scheme that aims to reduce instances of fraud and tax evasion, while simultaneously helping to improve technological progress in the African nation. LTA commissioner Abdullah Kamara is quoted as saying that the project will hopefully generate ‘an additional USD5-USD7 million for the government’ each year. By accurately measuring international traffic, the regulator hopes to be able to calculate the precise levels of tax owed to the state, while at the same time helping to prevent the fraudulent redirection of international mobile calls to local connections. It is understood that the LTA has awarded a five-year deal to Global Voice Group to manage the project.