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Nigeria joins list of African countries threatening prison sentences for mobile operators

Michael Malakata | March 27, 2015
Nigeria, Africa's largest telecom market, has joined the list of countries on the continent that will impose prison sentences on officials at mobile operators that continually fail to deliver quality services to customers.

In Zambia, the Zambia Information and Technology Authority (ZICTA), the country's telecom sector regulator, has already dragged Airtel, MTN and Zamtel to court for failing to meet the minimum standards of quality of service. In Tanzania, operators can be fined up to $3,000 for poor quality of service and can be sent to prison for at least six months for network failures without proper explanation.


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