Nigerian telecommunication company Globacom has been ordered by Benin Republic to vacate Benin because of a new licensing fee that the company refused to pay.
The order was issued by the Regulatory Authority for Electronic Communications and Posts (ARCEP) noted that its decision was based on the telecom’s refusal to pay while others are paying.
The regulator said that it had directed Glo to stop the sale of new SIM cards and recharge cards.
The company is required to notify its subscribers of the impending cessation of its activities and ask them to use up their available airtime and data within 30 days of the notification sent to them, according to the regulator.
“Glo Mobile will also have to maintain its passive co-location infrastructure with other operators for a period of three months,” ARCEP stated.
Globacom has been operating in Benin since August 2007 and has grown its market share to about 12% over the 11 years period.