By Tabora Bojang
The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority has issued a suspension notice to GSM operator Comium, accusing it of failing to comply with licensing conditions.
According to the regulatory body, the suspension is due to the company’s failure to pay “licences and spectrum fees for 2020 and levies for the international gateway for 2021.”
Pura added that these conditions are a fundamental part of Comium’s licensing conditions.
Comium Gambia is a subsidiary of the Comium Group Luxembourg and has been operating in The Gambia for the past 16 years.
The regulator said the company has until October 1st to respond to the suspension notice.
“In light of the suspension notice served to Comium, PURA does not want to expose Comium’s subscribers to significant losses in the event Comium 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 added.
Comium has also been ordered to inform all its subscribers of the suspension notice served to them.