Sanctioned telecom firms paid N647m fine -NCC

The Nigeria Communications Commission said on Tuesday that the three telecommunication firms that were fined N647.5m over poor services have paid.

Head, Media & 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 Ltd 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 Dr Eugene Juwah, Executive Vice Chairman of the Commission.

“The sanction indicated that Airtel failed on Call Setup Success Rate while MTN failed on CSSR and Drop Call Rate.

“On its part, Globacom failed on e CSSR, DCR,” Muoka said. NAN


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