Togocel and ARCEP to settle dispute in court

Monday, 26 April 2021 05:27
Togocel and ARCEP to settle dispute in court

(Togo First) - On April 26, Togocel, a subsidiary of TogoCom Group, will be in court to defend against an accusation from the Togolese telecom regulator ARCEP, which claims it has violated its on/off-net tariff differentiation rule. 

According to a source contacted by Togo First, Togocel affirms that it was accused of unfair competition, and not for violating ARCEP’s on/off-net tariff differentiation rule. The telecom operator adds, unfair competition practices do not fall under the ARCEP’s prerogative but is settled by the law on competition. This difference, and notably the CFA1 billion fine imposed on TogoCom’s subsidiary by the ARCEP, is the main reason that took the operator and the regulator to court. 

While so far, Togocel did not comment on the matter, it may be recalled that on February 20, the company controlled by Axian had announced that its call tariffs applied to all networks. A few days later, on February 25, the ARCEP in turn said it had taken note of the ceasing unfair call rates by Togocel.    

Séna Akoda

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