MTN Nigeria and Globacom Limited were sanctioned and fined N22 million and N12 million respectively by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) for a breach of the mobile number portability (MNP) business rules and regulations. The NCC also confirmed that both companies had paid up the fines.
This was revealed in the NCC Q4’2015 Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Report which helps to monitor all significant matters relating to the performance of all licensed telecoms service providers in the country.
The report stated that, there was a timer deactivation violation by MTN regarding a corporate port request of over 109 lines belonging to Nigerian Breweries Plc.
“MTN breached the allowable two hours for validation of four port requests from the NPC as stated in the MNP Business Rules,” The report explained.
On the other hand there was a timer validation violation by Glo regarding 11 individual and one corporate port requests, while stating that Glo had breached the two hours allowable for validation of six port requests from the NPC as stated in the MNP Business Rules.