Quartet fined for failing to meet QoS standards

2 Jan 2020

Niger’s Regulatory Authority for Electronic Communications and Post (Autorite de Regulation des Communications Electroniques et de la Poste, ARCEP) has fined four mobile operators a combined XOF2.57 billion (USD4.4 million) for failing to meet quality of service (QoS) standards. Niger Inter reports that Airtel Niger has been fined XOF1.05 billion (equating to 1.25% of its annual turnover for 2018) and Niger Telecoms must pay XOF606.2 million (1.5% of its 2018 revenue). Orange and Moov Niger were each handed a penalty of 1% of their 2018 annual turnover, equating to XOF524.3 million and XOF391.9 million, respectively.