Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Telecom Operators Must Rollover A Subscriber's Unused/Unfinished Data from June,26 - NCC Directs

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has ordered operators in the telecommunications industry to start transferring data from June 26.
This means that telecom operators should now add unused or unfinished data from the subscriber to their new or next data subscription.

Prior to this new NCC directive, the subscription of the unfinished or unused data of the subscribers automatically became useless to them as soon as it reached its expiration date.

According to The Guardian, the executive vice president of the NCC, Professor Garba Umar Danbatta, said that telecom operators should begin implementation of the data transfer directive as of June 26, 2018.

Prof. Danbatta gave the marching order in the 95th consumer outreach program in Dutse, Jigawa State.

The head of NCC, which was represented by the head of the Commission's Information and Reference Unit, Alhaji Ismail Adedigba, said that the failure of the operators to start implementing the directive would attract N5m well for each subscriber, which they could not renew .

"The NCC has ordered the telecommunication service providers of the country to begin the implementation of the data transfer on June 26, 2018. They have been duly informed of this and have also been given sufficient time to prepare their networks for this. .

"If this is not implemented, it will attract a fine of N5m the first of the failures on each SIM card and N500,000 on each day following the first predetermined date.

"All this is to ensure that the rights, privileges and interests of consumers are adequately protected," he said.

The governor of Jigawa state, Abubakar Badaru, said the NCC should work to close the access gaps in the state.

Represented at the time by his deputy, Barrister Ibrahim Hassan Hadeija, he said that the NCC and operators should do more to make e-learning popular with students by crashing the prices of data subscription.

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