The Regulatory Authority for Posts and Telecommunications (ARPT) in Guinea has issued a warning to all telecom operators, internet service providers, and telecom infrastructure providers who are operating without adhering to the laws and regulations. These entities have been given until February 15, 2023, to comply with the legal requirements and regulations, or face suspension of their activities.
The ARPT is tasked with monitoring the compliance of all operators with the legal and regulatory provisions, as well as their commitments related to licenses and authorizations. This includes postal and mobile telephony operators, radio and television promoters, internet access providers, telecommunications infrastructure providers, and holders of private mobile radio (PMR) walkie-talkies.
All operators who are not in compliance with the administrative and financial obligations are urged to contact the ARPT without delay for their regularization. The ARPT has tried various methods of notifying these operators, including bailiff's notices, reminders through administrative letters, and multiple meetings. Despite these efforts, some operators have failed to comply with the regulations.
The deadline for payment of fees and regularization has been set for Wednesday, February 15, 2023, at 5 p.m. After this date, any operator who has not complied with the regulations will face immediate suspension of their activities until they become regulated. The ARPT is warning all consumers and operators to take note of this deadline, and to make the necessary arrangements to avoid any disruptions to their services.
In conclusion, it is imperative for all telecom operators, internet service providers, and telecom infrastructure providers in Guinea to adhere to the regulations set by the ARPT. Failure to comply with the regulations can result in suspension of their activities, which could cause disruptions to their services. The ARPT is urging all operators to reach out to them for regularization before the February 15, 2023 deadline.