5 Mar 2016


MTN blames Nigeria fine as profits down 37%

African telecommunications giant MTN says profits fell 37 per cent in 2015 largely because of a hefty fine imposed by Nigerian regulators.
The South African-based multinational’s report posted online Friday says it cut off 4.5 million Nigerian subscribers last month.
That is in addition to 6.7 million Nigerian and 3.7 million Ugandan subscribers disconnected last year under new regulations requiring the registration of cellphone SIM cards.
MTN Group Limited says it has set aside nearly $600 million against the $3.9 billion Nigerian fine for failing to deactivate unregistered cards, which is under negotiation.
Overall, the company earned 23.57 billion rand ($1.54 billion) on revenue of 147.06 billion rand.
Nigeria is MTN’s biggest market with about 60 million subscribers before the disconnections. MTN now reports 232.5 million subscribers in 22 countries.



I've even gone so far as to verbalize it specifically, time is too precious to waste on trivial arguments and negativities. I'd rather get on to the more fun and rewarding stuff right away!

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