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Venezuelan operators to reimburse customers for price hikes

Tuesday 9 August 2016 | 11:59 CET | News
Venezuela's operators will have to reimburse customers for tariffs charged at an increased rate in recent weeks, reports local daily El Tiempo, citing Conatel director William Castillo. The telecoms regulator suspended the implementation of price rises of up to 900 percent announced by the operators Telefonica, Cantv, Digitel and DirecTV (AT&T) after receiving a direct order from Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro. The country's Superintendency of Economic Defence (Sundde) has been tasked with ensuring that the operators abide by the president's order and cancel the price hikes implemented

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Categories: General
Companies: CANTV / Conatel Venezuela / Digitel / DirecTV / Telefonica
Countries: Venezuela
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