2018/19 Budget: Fines for mobile companies’ downtimes below acceptable level

GOVERNMENT will begin fining mobile phone companies from the New Year, in particular, those whose downtimes fall below acceptable levels.

Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum made the announcement during the 2018/2019 National Budget address tonight.

“We will be charging fines from the New Year to any mobile phone company whose downtimes fall below acceptable levels,” he said.

“Mobile phone companies will be required to ensure downtimes are reduced.”

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