MTN Ghana withdraws legal case in dominance row

first_img Related Previous ArticleTelefonica streamlines international comms unitsNext ArticleApple embraces 5G for iPhone Home MTN Ghana withdraws legal case in dominance row AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 13 OCT 2020 Second MTN unit struck with mobile money rumours Chris joined the Mobile World Live team in November 2016 having previously worked at a number of UK media outlets including Trinity Mirror, The Press Association and UK telecoms publication Mobile News. After spending 10 years in journalism, he moved… Read more Tags Ghana set to target MTN with pricing moves MTN Ghana flagged a potential resolution in a row with the country’s communication authority over its alleged dominant position, with the operator withdrawing a complaint filed with the Supreme Court.In a press release reprinted on GhanaWeb, the operator said it was withdrawing the case following progress made in discussions with the National Communications Authority over the issue.MTN added it believed the decision to end legal proceedings was in the interests of shareholders, stakeholders and customers, noting it expected the move to “pave the way for further discussions and an amicable resolution, in the spirit of the renewed channels of engagement.”It also highlighted “collective goodwill” between the parties was necessary for the industry to thrive and help achieve the government’s aim of increasing connectivity in the country.MTN filed a complaint to the country’s supreme court after losing a previous high court challenge against the regulator’s assessment of its position in the market.The row surrounds the categorisation of the MTN unit as a Significant Market Power in the country by the National Communications Authority. The definition is designed to pave the way for government action to increase competition and curb the influence of the party deemed to be in a dominant position. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Chris Donkin MTN Ghana takes dominance row to top court Author MTN Ghanalast_img

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