Liberian Regulator Seeks Equipment to Monitor Telecoms Networks
Published on: 23rd Jan 2014
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By: Ian Mansfield
Liberia's telecoms regulator the LTA has confirmed that it does not own the equipment that it says is necessary for it to actively monitor the quality of the country's telecoms networks.
The heads of the regulator told politicians at a hearing that the lack of the equipment was enabling some companies to under report their traffic and avoid full regulatory payments to the government.
They also said that attempts to enforce shut-down notices on companies they suspect of fraud are hampered by the lack of detailed technical supporting documentation that such equipment would provide.
The regulator complained though that part of the reason for its own lack of equipment is that it is still not receiving all the revenues from the government, as was agreed in the legislation that created the regulator in the first place.