NCC sanctions Airtel, Glo and 9mobile with ₦2.7 billion fine


After a relatively productive year that has seen Nigerian telcos battle with a number of regulatory hurdles, it appears little attention is being paid to some basic directives regarding customers, attracting even more regulatory sanctions.

According to the Nigerian Communications Commission’s (NCC’s) Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Report for Q3 2019, it was discovered that Airtel, 9mobile, and Glo were in contravention of the regulator’s directive on forceful subscription by forcefully subscribing customers to data and Value Added Services (VAS).


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Consequently, Airtel, 9mobile and Glo were fined ₦2.4 billion ($6.6 million), ₦164.36 million ($454,661) and ₦232.6 million ($643,430) respectively.

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Recall that in Q1 2019 the NCC fined Airtel with a sum ₦121 million ($334,716) for contravening the regulator’s Quality of service provisions by disconnecting an Interconnect carrier — Exchange Telecommunications limited — without getting the necessary…



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