Two Telecom Companies Granted Stay of Execution

AirtelTigo and Vodafone have been given some breathing room with regards to their fines.

The Electronic Communications Tribunal, the group arbitrating the case between the National Communications Authority (NCA) and the four telecom companies fined for various infractions, has granted the request for a stay of execution filed by AirtelTigo and Vodafone

All the Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) have petitioned the tribunal over a fine imposed on them by the industry regulator. So far, only AirtelTigo and Vodafone have been granted their request.

The cases of MTN and Glo Ghana are currently awaiting progress but no date has been set for hearings after today’s meeting chaired by Retired Supreme Court Judge, Prof. Justice S. K. Date-Bah.

This all began late last year when the four MNOs were all charged with what the NCA described as breaches and infractions of the license conditions and fined about Ghȼ 34 million.

In retaliation, all four MNOs took a petition opposing the NCA before the special tribunal, in defiance of the actions of the industry regulator.

Allegedly, the decision to grant the request of the two MNOs was undisputed, pending the fixing of a new date for hearing of the substantive case.

The affected MNOs have not officially commented on the latest development but one can assume they are satisfied with the outcome.