Chad’s telecoms regulator has reportedly levied a 5 billion CFA francs ($8.3 million) fine on Airtel’s local subsidiary, Airtel Africa, for reportedly violating investment commitments. The regulator’s decision was based on an audit that revealed a decline in the quality of the network. Airtel Africa operating across several African countries, has not yet responded to the fine.
Furthermore, the Chadian regulatory authority has reportedly issued a formal warning to Moov Africa, another major telecoms provider in the country owned by Maroc Telecom. The warning comes as a result of Moov Africa’s reportedly deteriorating quality of service. Maroc Telecom, which operates across multiple countries in Africa, will need to address these concerns raised by the regulator.
Chad’s actions highlight the government’s determination to uphold telecoms industry standards and ensure that companies fulfill their investment commitments to provide quality services. As competition and demand for reliable telecommunications services grow in Chad and across the African continent, regulators are emphasizing the importance of maintaining high-quality networks to meet the needs of users and drive socio-economic development.