NATCOM Regains Lost Glory

By Aruna Rashed Toma Bangura

The National Telecommunications Commission (NATCOM) has regained its membership at the African Telecommunications Union (ATU) as Sierra Leone was suspended for not fulfilling its fiscal obligations as required by the union.

The ATU is set up as a regional telecommunications body to regulate the National Telecom sectors in Africa which key responsibilities are quite synonymous with that of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organization.

It could be recalled that during the recent launch of the maiden edition of NATCOM’s newsletter, the Director General, Maxwell Hinga Massaquoi claimed that NATCOM has made tremendous strides in having an ideal regulatory environment where telecom businesses have become viable, coupled with the improvement of satisfied customer services.

He furthered that the Commission was dealing robustly with cybercrimes, developing new regulations to tackle policy inadequacies, and establishing more zonal offices.