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MTN to challenge Ghana regulator’s move to reduce market dominance

ACCRA, June 26 (Reuters) – MTN’s unit in Ghana said on Friday it would challenge in court moves by the national telecommunications regulators aimed at exposing it to greater competition.

Earlier this month, the National Communications Authority (NCA) designated MTN a significant market power, a move that requires the regulator to take corrective action.

“MTN Ghana has after much consultation, and as a last resort, made the difficult decision to resort to the law courts for redress in the form a judicial review of NCA’s decision,” it said in a statement.

Statistics from the NCA showed MTN’s share in mobile data subscriptions accounted for almost 70% of the market from January to March.

(Reporting by Christian Akorlie; Writing by Aaron Ross; editing by Louise Heavens)

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