Telecoms – In brief


The Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) has honoured telecommunications services provider, Airtel Nigeria, with the ‘Most Innovative Business Idea’ Award for its Recharge & Hit-a-Million Promo. The award was presented to the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the company, Segun Ogunsanya who was represented by the Regional Operations Director, North, Wole Abu, at a well-attended ceremony held at the Sheraton Hotels Abuja Chamber, February 24, 2016.

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has fined MTN Nigeria and Globacom, the mobile market’s two largest operators, for breaching the ‘Mobile Number Portability (MNP) Business Rules and Regulations’. According to the regulator’s Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Report, Globacom was issued with a penalty of NGN22 million (USD110,000) and MTN Nigeria NGN12 million for non-compliance with MNP regulations during the fourth quarter of 2015.