MTN Fined for Poor Network Quality in Nigeria

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MTN's Nigerian subsidiary has been fined N90 million (US$567,000) by the telecoms regulator for missing quality of service levels.

Director, Public Affairs of the Commission, Mr. Tony Ojobo said the fine was imposed following a drive text carried out in December 2012 in which MTN failed to meet the minimum standard of quality of service including the Key Performance Indicators (KPI) set out by the commission.

In related news, MTN separately said that it would upgrade about 5,500 of its sites across the country.

The company expects to spend around US$1.5 billion this year on various network upgrades, having already spent US$1.3 billion last year.