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NCC slams another fine on MTN


Even as the next step regarding the hefty Fine slammed on MTN Nigeria is unknown, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has slammed another fine on the regulator. This time, NCC is asking MTN to pay fine for violating its regulations regarding the mobile number portability (MNP) scheme.

NCC fine Fined MTN Nigeria and Globacom Ltd (Glo) a total of N34 million for breaches as contained in NCC’s “2015 Q4 Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Reports”.

Globacom was fined N22 million, while MTN was fined N12 million.

In the “2015 Q3 Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Reports”, NCC resolved to monitor and sanction violations with MNP process time obligations said “to address the increasing cases of Port Request rejections”.

The commission said that series of compliance checks were carried out regarding timer violations by Donor operators with respect to “validation and deactivation responses” which had timelines of 2 hours and 1 hour respectively.

According to the Q3 report, there is a timer deactivation violation by MTN, regarding a Corporate Port request of over 109 lines belonging to Nigerian Breweries Plc.

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