Cote d’Ivoire: ARTCI revokes Comium, GreenN licences


Following months of speculation, the Regulatory Authority for Telecommunications in Cote d’Ivoire (Autorite de Regulation des Telecommunications de CI, ARTCI) has revoked the GSM licences held by local firms Comium Cote d’Ivoire, GreenN Cote d’Ivoire and the now-defunct Niamoutie Telecom, which briefly traded as Cafe Mobile.

The decision was imposed on 29 March, and the watchdog has given the operational players 30 days to deactivate their respective networks. Local media reports have also noted that Warid Telecom – which was awarded a licence in July 2006 but never actually launched – has also had its concession stripped, although its imminent expiration renders the issue a moot point.
Source: Telegeography 4 April 2016