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Qtel to be fined over Virgin launch

26 July 2010

Qatar's telecoms regulator, ictQATAR has said that Qtel faces an unspecified fine and possible further legal action over violations during its launch of Virgin Mobile services into the country, Reuters has reported. "Qtel should be compelled to pay an appropriate fine for its unlawful actions during the period from 13 to 18 May 2010 and has referred this matter to the Office of the Attorney General for assessment of an appropriate penalty," the regulator said in a public ruling. The ruling asked for changes in Virgin Mobile's launch by Qtel, but said that Virgin would not be a third operator.

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