Wednesday, 7 August 2019

Airtel and 9mobile to Pay N126,996,493 to NCC For Violating Do-Not-Disturb Directives

NCC (Nigerian Communications Commissions) just fined Airtel and 9mobile telecom a total of $350 344.82 for violating various industry regulations. The report has it that he network just like an automatic renewal of data subscription, disconnection of an interconnect carrier wrongfully and breaking the Do-Not-Disturb directive.

The commission also added that it has found Airtel wanting in its Quality of Service regulation by disconnecting an interconnect carrier, Exchange Telecommunications Limited, without getting the required approval. NCC charges a fine worth of $333 793.09 on Airtel.

They also added that in the process of monitoring compliance with the Do Not Disturb directive, it discovered that Airtel subscribed 56 Airtel line that is in DND to VAS, thereby contravening the regulatory directive. Also found culpable in this act was EMTS trading as 9mobile, which was said to have subscribed 13 subscribers on DND to VAS.

The report also has it that Airtel and 9Mobile were asked to pay $13 793.10 each to the commission for the contravention that affected 13 subscribers of 9mobile and 56 Airtel customers.

Telecom regulator also was said to have received a complaint of automatic data renewal from a 9mobile subscriber in March this year, which it investigated and fined the telco $13 793,10 for violating its directive.

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