The Mauritanian telecoms watchdog Autorite de Regulation (ARE) has warned the country’s three mobile operators, Mauritel, Chinguitel and Mattel, over poor network coverage and quality of service (QoS). Mattel has been criticised for its poor levels of service in twelve cities, while Mauritel had problems in four cities and Chinguitel was slated for unacceptable GSM QoS in three cities and poor CDMA QoS in four cities. The regulator carried out studies on the three telcos between September-October this year. Operators have been given one month to improve their levels of service or face fines. Mauritania was home to 4.4 million mobile users at the end of June 2015, according to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database.
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