Monday, 8 February 2016

Etisalat Challenging MTN takeover of Visafone

Telecommunication company, Etisalat Nigeria is challenging MTN’s use of the 800megahertz (MHZ) spectrum following the acquisition of Visafone. it is alleged that MTN closed the deal to acquire Visafone in January this year.

A statement released by Etisalat says the suit was filed in order to prevent the use of the spectrum by MTN at this time, as it will entrench the dominance of MTN in the retail data services market.

The statement released by Etisalat's Head of Media, Chineze Amanfo reads in part; 

"You will recall that MTN Nigeria was declared dominant by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) in 2013 and remains dominant in the wholesale leased line and retail voice markets. The use of the 800MHz spectrum to deploy broadband services ahead of its competitors, particularly those who prior to MTNs purchase of Visafone, held similar spectrum bands as MTN, will further entrench MTN’s dominance in the Nigerian telecommunications sector”.


  1. They should fight jor. We don't understand all of those legal jargons

    1. fighting in court is about to begin. thank you for your comment


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