Saturday, March 1, 2014

NCC Gives More Details on SIM Cards' Sales Ban


NCC Gives More Details on Sim Cards' Sales BanDespite the ban on the sale of new Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) cards for all the networks by Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) as a result of poor conditions of services, subscribers will still be allowed to port into the affected networks.
This, however, is contrary to the assumption of many Nigerians that the ban will lead to the suspension of number porting into the affected networks, as the overall aim of the NCC was to ensure that the telecoms firms managed their current subscriber base and not add to the existing figure.
The NCC had earlier this week imposed fines totalling about $4m, or N647.5m, on the three telecommunication giants (MTN, Globacom and Airtel) for failing to meet the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for quality of service in January 2014.
Consequently, the trio of providers is not allowed to sell SIM cards from March 1 to March 31, 2014. They were also barred from conducting promotions on their networks until they improved on the KPIs. 

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