MTN Nigeria will pay US$567,000 as fine as required by the telecoms regulator NCC for poor quality network service.
According to Mr. Tony Ojobo, the Director, Public Affairs of the Commission, the fine follows a test carried out in December 2012 found MTN’s service below the minimum standard quality requirement including the Key Performance Indicators (KPI) NCC had set out.
At the moment, the MTN has begun a nationwide upgrade of around 5,500 of its sites which will cost it around US$1.5 billion compared to last year network upgrades budget of US$1.3 billion.
Set up in 2001, MTN Nigeria is part of the MTN Group, Africa¿s leading cellular telecommunications company headquartered in South Africa with over 182 million subscribers in over 21 countries in Africa and the Middle East.
MTN Nigeria has over 45 million subscribers and is the biggest mobile operator in Nigeria and West Africa and MTN Group’s largest subsidiary. MTN Nigeria network covers 88.8% of Nigeria’s land mass.