Thursday , November 26 2020 1:30 pm

MTN heads to Supreme Court to seek review of market share regulation ruling

Scancom Plc, operators of telecommunication network, MTN Ghana has applied to the Supreme Court to review the High Court’s recent decision regarding the declaration of the company as a Significant Market Power (SMP).

According to MTN Ghana, it filed for the review on Friday, September 4, 2020 after a careful review of the court’s judgment on the suit against the National Communications Authority (NCA) over its market share regulation and its related matters.

On Tuesday, September 1, 2020, the High Court of Justice (Commercial Division) dismissed the company’s application for a judicial review of the declaration by the NCA of MTN Ghana as an SMP.

MTN Ghana says although it respects the decision of the Court, it is however of the view, the judgement did not address concerns that the NCA’s decision did not meet the requirements of procedural fairness.

The telecommunication giant also acknowledges the duties and powers of the NCA to promote fair competition amongst licensed operators.

In a statement sighted by citinewsroom.com MTN Ghana expressed the company’s support to the legitimate exercise of the NCA’s regulatory powers.

“But as a good corporate citizen and considering the international investment community we believe that a decision by the highest court of the land would provide certainty and veritable precedence on the procedural fairness in this, and future regulatory decisions of the Authority. This will no doubt safeguard the interest of customers, shareholders, investors and the wider industry. I believe Friday’s step still provides an opportunity for further engagements with the regulatory authorities”, MTN stated.

MTN Ghana further assures its cherished customers, shareholders and other stakeholders of its unflinching commitment to its regulatory obligations and support for the Ghanaian Government’s efforts to enhance growth and competition in all segments of the telecommunications market.

“The company will continue to invest and innovate to realise its belief that every Ghanaian deserves the benefits of modern connected life.  MTN Ghana will refrain from further statements or comments on this matter until it becomes necessary to update all stakeholders of future material developments”, it added.

MTN Ghana is the market leader in the increasingly competitive mobile telecommunications industry in Ghana, offering subscribers a range of exciting options under Pay Monthly and Pay as You Go Services and Mobile Financial Services.

The company has committed itself to delivering reliable and innovative services that provide value for subscribers in Ghana’s telecommunications market.

Since its entry into Ghana in 2006, MTN has continuously invested in expanding and modernizing its network in order to offer superior services.

Source: citinewsroom.com

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