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Thursday, September 03, 2015

Unregistered SIM: NCC hammer falls on GLO, Etisalat

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has penalized two Global System for Mobile communications (GSM) companies over unregistered SIM cards found on their networks, reports ITRealms.

NCC stipulates a fine of N200,000 for every pre-registered SIM card found to be active on any telecom operator's network in Nigeria. 

As it is, Globacom and Etisalat Nigeria received  a total of N14.4 million penalty for failure to disconnect unregistered SIMs on their networks, ITRealms investigation on NCC site revealed.

According to the NCC, its monitoring team discovered 37 pre-registered SIM cards on the Globacom network and 35 such cards on the Etisalat network.

The fines must be paid by September 7 or they will start to increase by N100,000 per day. Globacom is to pay N7.4 million, while Etisalat will cough out N7 million.

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