By Emeka Aginam
Barcelona, Spain — Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, Dr. Eugene Juwah, Monday, at the ongoing GSM Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, said that the sanction imposed on the three mobile providers – Airtel, Globacom and MTN – will be implemented to the fullest.
The EVC of the regulatory authority, who disclosed this during a meeting with the management team of Airtel at the Mobile World Congress, including Segun Ogunsanya, the Chief Executive Officer of Airtel Networks Ltd, Nigeria and Manoj Kohli, the Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Bharti Airtel, International did not mince words when he told them that NCC will implement the sanction having given the service providers time to improve.
It would be recalled that NCC had, on Monday, fined a total sum of N64,500,000 on the three service providers, Airtel, Globacom and MTN Nigeria Ltd for failing to meet the Key Performance Indicators, KPIs, for quality of service in the month of January 2014.
Part of the sanction also was that the three mobile operators had been barred from selling SIM cards with effect from March 1 – 31, 2014.
The Commission also barred them from all promotions in their networks until they improve on the failed KPIs for which they were sanctioned.