Azur temporarily closed by Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications

24 Nov 2017

Azur RCA (Centrafrique), the Central African Republic’s fourth largest cellco by subscribers, has been shut down on a temporary basis by the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (MPT), reports Journal de Bangui. The decision was made this week following a meeting between the Minister of Posts and Telecommunications, Justin Gourna-Zacko and Azur employees who claimed several months of salary arrears.

As previously reported in CommsUpdate, in November 2016 Azur was said to be in financial difficulties, with the company reportedly owing money to its Chinese vendor partner Huawei and failing to pay for its various interconnection agreements. No information has yet been given on when the temporary shutdown implemented this week will be lifted.

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