Africell faces penalties after SIM card promo

27 Jan 2014

Africell, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)-based subsidiary of Lintel Holding, is expected to incur a series of financial penalties after giving away a number of free SIM cards with local magazine Proxi Promo last month. As per Congolese telecoms law, a company is liable for fines of CDF5,000 (USD5.3) to CDF10,000 per unregistered subscriber, and can also see its licence suspended if the offence is deemed serious enough.

Congo, Dem. Rep., Africell DRC,

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