Moov and Togocel get warned by the telecom regulator

Wednesday, 18 November 2020 15:10
Moov and Togocel get warned by the telecom regulator

(Togo First) - On November 12, 2020, Togo’s telecom regulator, ARCEP, warned the country’s two mobile operators, Togo Cellulaire (Togocel) and Atlantique Telecom Togo (Moov) over practices impeding competition. 

The two operators are accused of making on-net calls less expensive than off-net calls. The move, which could potentially discourage users of one network from calling those of the rivaling network, “violates the clauses of their specifications, and is seriously detrimental to fair and healthy competition in the sector.”

The companies were given 8 days since the warning was issued to regularise their situation. Otherwise, “a formal sanction procedure could be initiated against them.”

It is worth noting that the parent company of Moov-Togo lost half of its national call termination volumes in the first semester of this year. Called “interconnection tariff,” this termination is the fee charged to users from a network for a minute of communication with users from another network. 

Ayi Renaud Dossavi

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