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QoS: NCC’ll implement sanctions on operators — JUWAH

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.


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