NATCOM warns it will impose 20% reduction in internet tariffs

24 Jul 2017

Sierra Leone’s regulator the National Telecommunications Commission (NATCOM) has warned that it will take steps to impose a 20% decrease in tariffs if the country’s internet providers – cellcos Africell and Airtel/Orange and Sierra Leone Cable Limited (SALCAB), which holds the country’s stake in the ACE consortium – fail to slash the price of internet access by mid-August, domestic news source Awoko writes. NATCOM’s chairman Momoh Konte was cited as saying: ‘we are appealing to Africell, Airtel/Orange and SALCAB that by 15 August 2017 they should reduce the cost of internet and if they fail to reduce it NATCOM would come in and reduce it by 20%.’