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Niger to shut down Airtel [The Morning Call]

Niger to shut down Airtel [The Morning Call]

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Another telecommunication firm is set for closure in Niger.

Barely a month after the closure of French telecoms group Orange because of a tax dispute, the country’s biggest telecoms operator Airtel, a subsidiary of the Bharti Airtel group is on the chopping board.

On Saturday the government ordered the closure of Airtel which has been present in Niger since 2001 and holds a 51 percent market share.

According to the government the company has unpaid taxes of 107 million dollars.

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