Somaliland telecoms minister protests about Somalia’s new telecoms law

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@R.Kelly was right :ohdamn::jaynerd:

Fri, Aug 18th, 2017

Somaliland telecoms minister protests about Somalia’s new telecoms law

The breakaway north-east African state of Somaliland is claiming that neighbouring Somalia is trying to assert authority over its telecoms sector through a new law.

Somalia passed a new telecoms law last week. The National Communications Act is designed to regulate the country’s telecoms sector, but Somaliland’s telecoms minister, Mustafa Farah Abrar, is claiming that seeks to control its industry too.

Somaliland declared independence from Somalia in 1991 after Somali military dictator Siad Barre was overthrown. However Somaliland’s independence has little international recognition, leaving global and business relations in limbo.

According to Somaliland newspaper The Nation, Abrar has held a press conference refuting the claims of his opposite number in Somalia, Abdi Anshur Hassan.

“We are warning you and your government to stop interfering in our internal affairs,” said Abrar, quoted in The Nation.

The issue could affect Telesom, Somtel and Somcable, the three biggest operators in Somaliland. Somcable runs a terrestrial fibre network covering 1,200km in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Somalia and Somaliland. Somtel has 3G and 4G mobile services in both Somalia and Somaliland. Telesom appears to operate solely in Somaliland.
Although I love pissing off the british lovers this is pointless. Why can't we focus on defeating Shabab and then worry about the north.

Grigori Rasputin

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It's pretty much some regulations "meant to protect the service providers and customers"
And also requiring them to register with the central government in order to make them pay taxes. In this predicament two SL companies are forced to recognize the Somali government.

On top of that they will be requiring how to use the area code 252 and what follows next.
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