Talk:Telecom Commission of Solomon Islands issues phone company US$1M fine

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Translation of non-English sources


This is a HAND translation of the Tok Pisin language source used within this article, and I certify it to be correct to the best of my knowledge.

(Tok Pisin)

Papua New Guinea phone compnay, B-Mobile, i fesim wanpela bikpela fain moni long em i feil long provaidim ol sevis long Solomon Islands.

Jemima Garrett i ripot olsem, Solomon Islands Telecommunication Commission i putim wan milian US dola penalty igo long B-Moble longwanem em i bin feil long proviadim sevis igo long 75 pesent bilong populesan ikam na long fist of February olsem, oli laikim insait long licence bilong em.

Telecommunications Commissioner, Nicholas Williams, i tok BMobile i provaideim aninit long 50 pesent bilong ol pipal.

Dispela i namba-tu taim BMobile i fesim wanpela penalty long em i no mitim licence deadlines.

Commissioner Williams i tok, em i bin nap putim penality igo nap long 2.5 milian dolas, tasol ino mekim dispela long HOPE olsem, BMobile bai usim mo moni bilong mitim deadline bilong em long mun September dispela yar.

English version

Papua New Guinea phone company, B-Mobile, has received a huge monetary fine for failing to provide service to the Solomon Islands.

Jemima Garrett reports, that the Solomon Islands Telecommunication Commission has put a One Million US Dollar penalty on B-Mobile after it failed to provide its service to 75% of the population by February 1st, just like the license says it should.

Telecommunication Commissioner, Nicholas Williams, said that B-Mobile only barely provided to 50% of the people.

This is the second time B-Mobile received a fine for not meeting its licence deadlines.

Commissioner Williams says that he could have increased the penalty to 2.5 million Dollars, but he hopes that B-Mobile will use the extra money to try and meet its deadlines by September of this year.

BarkingFish (talk) 14:21, 2 March 2011 (UTC)Reply



I don't want to joggle your elbow, but wouldn't the w:Australian Dollar be a fairly relevant currency? you might drop the USD in favour of the AUD. - Amgine | t 16:01, 2 March 2011 (UTC)Reply

The fine was issued by the TCSI in US Dollars, I felt it appropriate to keep in the article. BarkingFish (talk) 23:11, 2 March 2011 (UTC)Reply

Problems (noticed)

  • I'm not seeing in the sources that bemobile is the second largest provider in the SI.
  • I am seeing that the deadline for 50% was in September, rather than June.

--Pi zero (talk) 00:04, 3 March 2011 (UTC)Reply

Both issues fixed, thanks for pointing those out, Pi Zero :) BarkingFish (talk) 00:20, 3 March 2011 (UTC)Reply

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