South African telecoms firm MTN Group says its mobile unit in Cameroon has been fined by the local Telecommunications Regulatory Board (ART) for failing to comply with spectrum and subscriber registration regulations. The operator said the penalty was equivalent to approximately USD6.6 million and also included the reduction of its operating licence term by one year. Without providing further details, MTN Group said that other industry operators in Cameroon also received sanctions. The South African firm says it ‘is engaging with the regulator and the highest authorities of Cameroon on this matter’.
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