Nigerian Regulator Extends Sales Ban on Mobile Networks
Published on: 21st May 2014
By: Ian Mansfield
Nigeria's telecoms regulator has extended the sales ban it imposed on three of the country's mobile networks for missing Quality of Service requirements.
Without elaborating on the details, the NCC said that it would extend the sales ban on Airtel, MTN and Globacom for an unspecified timeframe.
The sales ban was originally imposed in February, and had been expected to expire a few weeks ago, but the regulator had not commented on the issue, even as the ban remained in place.
It has now confirmed that the ban will remain in place, but is remaining equally opaque about for how long.
The mobile networks are reportedly still selling SIM cards in some parts of the country though, and the regulator said it is investigating the allegations.