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The New Dawn Liberia The New Dawn LiberiaThe Liberia Telecommunications Authority’s team of Commissioners and technicians were in Toe Town, Grand Gedeh County last Thursday where the reinstalled Lonestar Cell MTN’s telecommunications microwave dish was finally dismantled.

The LTA maintains the GSM provider failed to get its permission prior to re-erecting the dish, which was decommissioned once before in 2012, for similar violation. In 2012 however, the microwave dish was at the time also receiving data connectivity from the Ivory Coast, without permission.

The removal of the microwave dish this time around, according to the LTA, is the beginning of a formal investigation into what may be a similar breach of terms and conditions of the licenses issued to LonestarCell, a violation of the 2007 Telecommunications Act and Interconnection Regulations. The LTA has requested that the dish remains down, pending the conclusion of the investigation, which may result in levying of heavy penalties. 

Traveling with the LTA delegation to the Southeast was the Hon. Aaron B. Vincent, a member of the Posts and Telecommunications Committee and Representative of District #1 in Grand Cape Mount County. 

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