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  1. The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says it will soon eliminate the use of substandard mobile devices in the country. It frowned at the importation and marketing of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) devices, saying approved phone list is on its website. According to NCC, The Commission will commence the enforcement of its regulations against the continuous proliferation of substandard mobile phones and devices in the country. NCC had earlier warned Nigerians against the use of Substandard phones a.k.a low quality or less privileged or counterfeit mobile phones because it causes cancer. Substandard phones are dangerous to health, therefore, you are advised to run away from them. Substandard phones were responsible for some of the cancer ailments being suffered by the citizens. How do You Know Substandard Phones? This is how you Know a Substandard phone >>They are so cheap >>They look like the original… >>No warranty >>Fake battery Don’t fall victim to counterfeit phones. Check NCC sites for approved lists of phones you should use.
  2. Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has fined the four major network operators in the country (Airtel, MTN, Glo and 9mobile) a total of N74m for various infractions. The NCC had in 2018 highlighted some noncompliance by the network providers… among which is the quality of service; approval for promotions and advertisements; and SIM registration in a controlled environment, among others.” The fine, however, is basically for SIM registration infractions, unapproved promos and advertisements, and failure to provide information on collapsed towers. According to the NCC, all the network operators are guilty of SIM registration outside a controlled environment. The NCC consequently placed a fine of N60m and gave them a deadline of September 14, 2018 to pay. The report indicates that MTN was asked to pay N5m; Airtel N20m; Glo N30m; and 9mobile N5m. The telecoms regulator had in 2017 instructed operators to stop registering SIM cards under umbrellas, kiosks or other uncontrolled environment. Additionally, 9mobile got a total fine of N4m for two different promotions – My 9mobile App and ZTE MF910 4 G Mi-Fi promotions – both of which were unapproved by the commission. Likewise, Globacom was also fined N2m for an unapproved advert tagged ‘Enjoy non-stop browsing this season of love.’ For its ‘E-Top-Up 8X Bonus’ promo, the NCC, noting that it was not approved and violated the floor price, fined the company a total of N4m for the two infractions. Globacom was also fined N2m for its failure to provide information regarding its collapsed masts in two sites situated in Jalingo, Taraba State. MTN was fined N2m for not seeking regulatory approval for its ‘Yafun Yafun SIM’ promotion.
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