In a move seen as pushing regulation forward in Gabon, the country’s regulator has fined Airtel Gabon for failing to report all international calls made on their network.
According to telecommunications regulator Arcep, Airtel Gabon was fined an undisclosed fee for “under-reporting international call traffic in June 2012.”
Arcep claimed that Airtel failed to report over three-quarters of its real traffic, and this came to light as a result of audits conducted in August and September of last year. The regulator said that they “also found that Airtel’s on-net tariffs contravened the tariffs set by the regulator based on orders made by the World Bank.”
The resulting fee is unlikely to harm the company, which has seen its user base increase in recent months as a result of the introduction of new services.
Airtel Gabon has yet to make a public statement on the fine.