Telecoms News - In Brief

Telecoms

- Nigeria's largest mobile networks have missed a deadline to pay fine for poor quality of service imposed by the telecoms regulator, citing a court order blocking the payment. A consumer group brought the court action to block the payment, although the regulator says that the fines should still be paid pending the final outcome of the legal action. MTN and Etisalat have both been fined N360 million (US$2.3 million), while Airtel was fined N270 million (US$1.7 million) and Globacom was served a fine of N180 million (US$1.13 million). The regulator, the NCC has threatened to impose daily penalties on the networks if they do not pay the fine immediately.