This is not a rumor because it is true that Etisalat sue Mtn because of purchasing Visaphone. Etisalat Telecom in Nigeria sues because, NCC have made Mtn to be dominant over a period of time.
It is no longer news that NCC sometime ago sued MTN over failing to keep record of Registered Sim Card, hence, they have to re-conduct a successful registration and it has been done.
But now, Etisalat has joined the clue, maybe, Airtel, Glo may follow later. Etisalat Nigeria has sued MTN Nigeria and Visafone Ltd, challenging MTN’s use of the 800megahertz (MHZ) spectrum following the acquisition of Visafone. MTN closed the deal acquiring Visafone in January this year.
The statement released by Etisalat’s Head of Media, Chineze Amanfo reads in part;
“You will recall that MTN Nigeria was declared dominant by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) in 2013 and remains dominant in the wholesale leased line and retail voice markets. The use of the 800MHz spectrum to deploy broadband services ahead of its competitors, particularly those who prior to MTNs purchase of Visafone, held similar spectrum bands as MTN, will further entrench MTN’s dominance in the Nigerian.
Anyway, let keep watching, maybe this time, everything won’t just go too high.