Sierra Leone to adopt per-second billing on 1 July


Sierra Leone’s telecoms regulator, the National Telecommunications Commission (NATCOM), has announced that all GSM operators in the country will convert their billing platforms to leones (SLL) per second from the current units per minute billing, effective 1 July 2014.

NATCOM has pointed out that failure to comply with this regulatory directive would lead to the imposition of fines on the defaulting operators. The decision to simplify the billing procedure was taken ‘following a series of resolutions taken in various consumer parliaments and several meetings between the commission and all GSM operators.’