Gov't Says Shutting Down of Country's GSM Operators' Billing System Is a Threat To National Security
The Gambia government has reacted to MGI's shutting down of the country's GSM Operators' billing system.
The general public could recall that the MGI contract for the exclusive management of the International Gateway was terminated on 7th July 2017 after a decision was taken by Cabinet to end the contract. Despite being a separate contract from the GAMCEL billing system, MGI retaliated with threats to disrupt the GAMCEL billing platform if not reconnected as an International Gateway carrier to all networks in the country. Also, GAMCEL was requested to make some payments to MGI in order to avert this disruption with limited notice period, which ended July 31st, 2017.
The also described the act as a threat to national security and promised to resolve the matter immediately.
This was contained in a press release from the Ministry of Information and Communication Infrastructure.