LTA Launches Int’l Gateway Measuring Project

Jefferson D. Tweh

Liberia Telecommunications Authority has launched International Gateway Measuring Monitoring project aimed at maintaining the concept of improving the telecommunication sector of the economy and to promote transparency, accountability and consumer expectation within the context of market forces.

VP Joseph N. Boaki has acknowledged his gratitude to LTA for great project initiated for Liberians and urged them to be very vigilant in performing their duties at all times.

Speaking at the launching program yesterday, the chairperson of Liberia Telecommunication, Madam Angelique Weeks, said the 2011 International Traffic Regulation is crafted within the context of the Telecommunication Act to provide the basic concept and general administration of the international Gateway Management system considering international practices and the rights of stakeholders as well as consumers.

She stated further that the revenue assurance service is to ensure that network operators fully declare revenue generated from incoming international calls terminated in Liberia and will be addressed by the installation of SS equipment at signal Transfer points of all service providers’ international route to collect call detail records.

According to Madam Weeks, the project has been a long time aspect of the LTA, measure and monitor traffic in Liberia making sure that new revenue be generated because in the next three years Liberia should get to another level in terms of development and affirmed that Liberians will be trained in five years so as to enable them be part of the process.

For his part, the commissioner of Liberia Telecommunication, Mr. Abdullah L. Kamara said the project started in 2010 and there were many media challenges but the management of LTA completed the project.

According to Mr. Kamara, LTA has employed over 25 persons as an act to reduce the unemployment rate in the country.

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