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No errant operator'll be spared, says NCC

By The Citizen
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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC)will not relent to bring sanity to the telecoms sector and ensure that operators offer high quality services, its Director of Public Affairs, Tony Ojobo, has said.

He spoke on the sideline at a ceremony where the commission received the African Regulator of the Year award in Lagos, over the weekend.

He said the regulator was working to ensure an enabling environment that would guarantee healthy competition, adding that NCC has entered into an agreement with the dominant operator on what to do.

'The NCC will not hesitate to sanction any operator that disobeys its directives. NCC is monitoring the industry, watching the operators to see if they are keeping to the letters of the key performance indicators (PKIs) which they freely entered into with the NCC. The interest of customers is upper most,' he added.

He explained that one of the steps taken to ensure that subscribers have a choice, is the introduction of the Mobile Number Portability (MNP) scheme in the country, adding that it has brought competition to the industry as each service provider takes steps, not only to retain its old customers but win new ones.