Mauritel pays part of tax debt

2 Feb 2016

The Mauritanian fixed and mobile operator Mauritel has paid MRO2 billion (USD6 million) to settle the bulk of an outstanding tax bill. According to a report from news portal Points Chauds, the state-backed telco still owes MRO600 million. Mauritel’s competitors also have tax debts to pay off, with Tunisie Telecom subsidiary Mattel owing MRO3.6 billion and Sudatel’s local unit Chinguitel owing MRO3.1 billion. TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database notes that Mauritel is owned by holding company CMC (51%), the Mauritanian state (46%) and employee shareholding fund Socipam (3%). 80% of CMC is held by Maroc Telecom of Morocco, which is itself majority-owned by UAE-based operator Etisalat.

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