Data Regulation: NCC Begins Implementation

After the 5 day ultimatum issued by the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, to the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) recently, to tackle the problems of illegal data deductions and review the cost of data downward, the commission has started the implementation.

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In a recent statement, the Executive Vice Chairman (EVC), Prof. Umar Danbatta has shared ways to end the cheating of subscribers by Mobile Network Operators.

The statement read, “The letter stated that, in response to the directive of the Minister, the Commission reviewed the Nigerian Communications Act of 2003 on its rule-making powers and process”.

The Commission is in the process of carrying out a study on the End-of-Session Notification for Data Services and depending on the outcome, may issue a direction in accordance with the Act.

“Furthermore, in a bid to protect consumers, the NCC also notified the Minister of their regulation of the initial directive to include refunds to the consumer in established cases of unauthorized subscription.”