Gabon and Congo sign mobile roaming MoU

16 Oct 2019

The heads of Gabon’s Regulatory Agency for Electronic Communications and Posts (l’Agence de Regulation des Communications Electroniques et des Postes, ARCEP) and the Republic of Congo’s Regulatory Agency for Electronic Communications and Post (L’Agence de Regulation des Postes et des Communications Electroniques, ARPCE) have signed a MoU to introduce free mobile roaming between the two countries no later than 31 December 2019, reports Adiac-congo.com. Under the agreement subscribers would pay no charge for incoming calls, up to a limit of 300 minutes per subscriber a month, outgoing calls would be billed at the local network operator’s rates, while the higher of the two national rates would be applied for calls made to both countries. In order to ensure successful implementation of the agreement, the two regulators will both set up a national technical committee with the participation of all operators and establish procedures for the exchange of tariff and technical information.