The Nigerian Communications Commission on Friday advised telecoms service providers on early submission of their statistical data.
The commission gave the charge in a ‘Notification of Revised Timelines for Submissions of Statistical Data,’ a copy of which was made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos.
The ‘Notification of Revised Timelines for Submissions of Statistical Data’ was signed by the NCC Director, Public Affairs, Mr Tony Ojobo.
The regulatory body said that the request for the submission of data was in furtherance of its commitment to provide up to date statistics on the telecommunications industry.
”We wish to inform telecommunications service providers that the commission has reviewed the timelines of the submissions of statistical data effective January 2015.
”For the mobile GSM, the commission will request for monthly statistical data on the first working day of the succeeding month, with deadline for submission on the 7th of the same month.
”The commission will request for annual statistical data on the first working day in January with deadline for submission on the 15th of January,” it said.
The telecoms umpire said that all Internet Service Providers were required to submit monthly statistical information via a template to be emailed to them.
The commission said the ISPs were to submit monthly statistical data on the first work day of the succeeding month with deadline for submission on the 7th of the same month.
According to NCC, the ISPs are required to submit their annual statistical data on the first work day in January, while the deadline for submission is on January 15. NAN