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Telecoms firms have paid N647m fine – NCC

By on March 20, 2014

The Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC), Tuesday said the three telecommunications firms that were fined N647.5million for poor services had paid.
Head, Media and Public Relations, NCC, Mr. Reuben Muoka, confirmed this in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja.

Muoka gave the names of the affected companies as MTN, Airtel and Globacom Nigeria.

He said the firms were fined by the commission, due to the poor services they provided between July 2013 and January 2014.

He said the details of the sanction showed that Airtel Network Limited and MTN Nigeria Communications Ltd were fined N185m each, while Globacom Ltd paid N277,500 as fine.

Muoka said the operators were able to pay up before March 7, adding that their failure would have made them liable to pay N2,500,000 per day as long as the contravention persisted.

He said the sanctions were sent to the three operators in a letter signed by the Executive Vice-Chairman of the commission, Dr Eugene Juwah.
“The sanction indicated that Airtel failed on Call Setup Success Rate (CSSR) while MTN failed on CSSR and Drop Call Rate.
“On its part, Globacom failed on e CSSR, DCR,” Muoka said.

 

 

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  • Collins Ikem Ejiofor

    The subscribers are shortchanged while NCC collects fines that may not be accounted for? Why not let the operators compensate subscribers?