Licence of Madamobil to be revoked

15 May 2012

Madagascan telecoms regulator Office Malgache des Etudes et de Regulation des Telecommunications (OMERT) has reportedly revoked the operating licence of the country’s smallest wireless operator Madamobil, Telecompaper reports, citing local newspaper L’Express de Madagascar. According to OMERT director general Augustine Andriamananoro, the decision follows Madamobil’s failure to pay any taxes or fees to the state for around three years. Madamobil provides services over a CDMA2000 1x EV-DO network under the brand ‘Life’. An unnamed executive at Madamobil said that the company, which is owned by Netherlands-based Life Telecom Holdings and TECOM Investments, itself a subsidiary of Dubai Holdings, will use all legal means possible to postpone the execution of the decision and to resume negotiations with the state.

Madagascar, Madamobil,


Subscribe to CommsUpdate to get the day’s top telecom headlines delivered to your email.

Subscribe to CommsUpdate

Browse Past Issues


Filter CommsUpdate by the following categories or use the search.


Visit our help page information on performing advanced searches, including how to restrict the results by country or company.


CommsUpdate is an outstanding advertising venue for companies seeking to reach:

  • International carriers
  • Wholesale service providers
  • Equipment and software vendors
  • Telecom investors
  • Regulators

Learn more about advertising on CommsUpdate.