The Gambia Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) has noticed COMIUM Gambia Limited that its operations license in The Gambia will be suspended.
According to PURA, COMIUM has failed to pay licenses, spectrum fees, and international gateway levies for 2020 and 2021. According to PURA, these form a fundamental part of their licensing conditions.
Citing the PURA Act of 2001, the Information and Communications Act 2009, and the relevant applicable Regulations, the main regulator of telecommunications in The Gambia, has served COMIUM with a notice that enables the company to show a cause for why PURA should not suspend their operating licenses. COMIUM has up to 1st October 2021 to comply through a written or oral representation to the Authority.
In light of the suspension notice served to COMIUM, PURA said it does not want to expose COMIUM’s subscribers to significant losses if the telecom company does not adhere to the terms of the suspension notice. Therefore, all COMIUM subscribers are advised to secure an alternative service provider pending the final determination of this matter.
PURA has therefore directed Comium to inform all its subscribers of the suspension notice served to them and COMIUM’s right.
In the statement released to the public, PURA says it remains resolved to consider any representation made by COMIUM during the notice period and the extent to which the public is likely to suffer losses, damages, or inconveniences COMIUM’s license is suspended.