$5.2bn fine: NCC rejects MTN’s request of 80% reduction

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) yesterday insisted on full payment of the N$5.2 billion fine imposed on MTN three weeks ago for regulatory infraction even as negotiations continue, Daily Trust learnt yesterday.     MTN announced yesterday that the Nigerian authorities agreed that the fine wouldn’t be paid until negotiations have been concluded. The Head of Research […]

5 Reasons why We Must insist that MTN Pays The $5.2bn fine

Facts have emerged that Nigerian Communications Commission have been on the neck on all the telecom operators in Nigeria to deactivate unregistered sims in the country, with only MTN disregarding such notice and instruction. Security and safety of the people is No. 1 on the president agenda. 70% of kidnappings, violent crimes and insurgence are facilitated […]

More Trouble for MTN as NCC Plans New Sanctions

More trouble looms ahead for MTN Nigeria as the The Nigerian Communications Commission according to The Sun is planning another round of sanction for the telecoms company. The SUN says NCC may soon stop all regulatory services to MTN Nigeria over the N1.4 trillion (about $5.2bn) fine imposed on the network operator. Although, the regulator […]

MTN loses Over 5 million Subscribers in Nigeria

MTN has recorded a slowdown of business in Nigeria with over 5 million subscribers disconnected from the network as a result of stiff competition and tougher regulation in the Nigerian market. According to the Chief Executive Sifiso Dabengwa, the company’s subscriber base in Nigeria fell marginally after more than 5 million users disconnected from the […]

Jovago, MTN partner on free internet access

In its quest to reduce data costs and boost e-commerce in Nigeria, Jovago – leading online hotel booking portal in Africa launched its free internet service with MTN, to enable prospective subscribers access Jovago’s services at no extra cost. Upbeat, Paul Midy, CEO of Jovago said: “This is a great milestone for us in order […]

Buy Pre-registered Line and go to Jail – NCC

The Nigerian Communications Commission has warned telecommunication subscribers against buying preregistered Subscriber Identification Module cards, threatening jail term for offenders. Speaking at the ongoing Abuja International Trade Fair, Acting Executive Vice Chairman, NCC, Prof. Umaru Danbatta, said selling, buying and using preregistered SIM cards was punishable by imprisonment. According to the Executive Vice Chairman, NCC, Prof. […]

MTN Offer Subscribers Free Incoming Calls in 15 Countries

Subscribers on the MTN network can now enjoy free incoming calls and SMS while roaming in 15 countries across the world. The selected countries for the free incoming calls are: United Kingdom, United States of America, France, Germany, Italy, Canada, Netherlands and Belgium. Others are: Malaysia, South Africa, Spain, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Kenya and Ghana. […]

SIM Validation: MTN Apologises to Customers

The management of MTN Nigeria has apologised to its subscribers over the noticeable congestion in its service outlets across the country as a result of the ongoing SIM validation exercise. The company said in a statement signed by its Corporate Services Executive, Akinwale Goodluck, that it is doing everything possible to ameliorate the conditions at […]

SIM Validation: Airtel Extends Operation Hours

Customers of Airtel networks who are yet to update their records as well as register their SIM cards in line with the directives of the Industry Regulator, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), have been offered another window of opportunity to perform this important exercise as the leading telecoms operator has announced an extension of its operation […]

Nigerian Subscribers Outraged Over SIM Deactivation Palaver

Across the country, huge crowd of frustrated customers of  all the major carriers in the country-MTN, Airtel, Glo and Etisalat, shouting and wondering why their service providers should subject them to needless stress of doing their subscriber identity module (SIM) registration again. A subscriber who spoke with our reporter at Ikeja, complained bitterly that he […]

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