MTN Guinea reportedly forced to close doors

MTN Guinea reportedly forced to close doors

MTN Guinea was reportedly forced to shut its doors by Guinea’s Post and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (ARPT) due to unpaid taxes and licence fees, reported Ecofin Agency. 

MTN Guinea is the second largest operator in the country and had apparently shut its doors last week.

It was revealed the pan-African operator will sell units in West Africa to Axian Telecom and Guinea is one of those markets along with Guinea-Bissau and Liberia. 

Data from ARPT sourced by Ecofin Agency found MTN has a 24% share of the Guinea prepaid market in Q3, with Orange leading the way with 69% and Celcom taking third with 7%. 

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