MTN Rwanda to pay USD8.5m fine

10 Jul 2017

Rwanda’s largest mobile operator by subscribers, MTN, has agreed to pay a RWF7.03 billion (USD8.22 million) fine which has been imposed by the Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Agency (RURA). The watchdog imposed the penalty in May after ruling that the cellco was in contravention of its licence for hosting its IT services outside of the country, in an MTN Group IT hub in Uganda.