However, as the fine is being paid late by all four companies, there should be a daily late fee added, but it is unclear if the settlement between the regulator and the networks includes that as well.
MTN and Etisalat were 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 networks have disputed the fine as they say most of the network problems are generally outside their control. The networks have repeated their calls on the regulator to make it easier for them to upgrade their networks and improve electricity supply to the base stations.
The NCC's Director of Public Affairs, Tony Ojobo, told The Nation he is optimistic that with the Federal Government's intervention in Right of Way charges and Environmental Impact Assessment report, as well as the operators' commitment to service improvement, adequate infrastructure would be deployed to improve service delivery.
On the web: The Nation
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