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NCC Fined Network Operators the Sum of N74 Million for Sim Registration Infractions

Do you guys think its right to say that Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) are policing network operators with an iron hand? because that sounds just about right to me.

NCC fined the four major network operators in the country (Airtel, MTN, Glo and 9mobile) a total of N74m for various infractions.


The fine is basically for SIM registration infractions, unapproved promos and advertisements, and failure to provide information on collapsed towers.

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Though NCC  highlighted some non-compliance by the network providers in 2018… among which is quality of service; approval for promotions and advertisements; and SIM registration in a controlled environment, among others.

According to the NCC, all the network operators are guilty of SIM registration outside a controlled environment.

Also 9mobile got a total fine of N4m for two different promotions – My 9mobile App and ZTE MF910 4 G Mi-Fi promotions, both of which were unapproved by the commission.

Likewise, Globacom was also fined N2m for an unapproved advert tagged ‘Enjoy non-stop browsing this season of love.’ For its ‘E-Top-Up 8X Bonus’ promo, the NCC, noting that it was not approved and violated the floor price, fined the company a total of N4m for the two infractions.

Globacom was also fined N2m for its failure to provide information regarding its collapsed masts in two sites situated in Jalingo, Taraba State. MTN was fined N2m for not seeking regulatory approval for its ‘Yafun Yafun SIM’ promotion.

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