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MTN: We’re focused on providing enabling technology to support Ghana’s digital economy

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MTN has said in a statement that it is focused on providing the enabling technology to support Ghana’s digital economy and drive productivity, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The statement comes after the National Communications Authority (NCA) said it will enforce provisions of the Electronic Communications Act, 2008 (Act 775) and the National Telecommunications Policy (NTP) to address disparities in market and revenue share in the telecommunications sector as MTN appears to be enjoying monopoly in the sector.

MTN is believed to be enjoying almost 75 per cent of the telecommunications market share.

With the provisions of the Electronic Communications Act, 2008 (Act 775) and the National Telecommunications Policy (NTP), the NCA will start the implementation of specific policies to ensure a level-playing field for all network operators within the industry, with emphasis on maximising consumer welfare.

Reacting to this in a statement, MTN Ghana said it respects the NCA’s purview to regulate the telecommunication sector based on legislation and best practices.

Find below the MTN Ghana statement:

SCANCOM PLC. (MTN GHANA) RESPONSE TO GOVERNMENT’S NOTICE ON IMPLEMENTATION OF NEW POLICIES IN TELECOMMUNICATIONS MARKET

Scancom Plc. (MTN Ghana) has noted media reports concerning a decision by the National Communications Authority (NCA) to implement specific policies to ensure a level-playing field for all network operators within the telecommunications industry.

MTN Ghana respects the NCA’s purview to regulate the telecommunication sector in Ghana based on legislation and best practices. However, MTN Ghana has not yet received the formal notification from the regulator and awaits this to assess the details.

Until then, MTN Ghana will refrain from making any public statements or comments on this matter.

We would like to reassure our cherished shareholders and customers that our commitment to the delivery of a bold new digital world in Ghana remains intact and they can count on our continued investment in infrastructure and innovative products and services. MTN Ghana is focused on providing the enabling technology to support Ghana’s digital economy and drive productivity, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic.

MTN Ghana is a responsible market leader in a highly competitive market. We remain an ethical business committed to its regulatory obligations while striving to deliver on its belief that everyone deserves the benefits of modern connected life.

 

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