• NCC warns MTN, Airtel, Glo. Etisalat over unsolicited messages

    NCC warns MTN, Airtel, Glo. Etisalat over unsolicited messages

    The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has issued final warning to Global System for Mobile communication (GSM) operators, especially the quartet of MTN, Globacom, Airtel and Etisalat, to halt forthwith unsolicited messages (SMS) to subscribers.

    The regulator noted that despite its earlier warnings, the menace had maintained an upward swing.

    The commission’s Director of Public Affairs, Tony Ojobo, observed yesterday that telecommunications service providers appear not to have fully activated their Do-Not-Disturb (DND) facility which gives subscribers the freedom to choose the messages […]

  • Subscribers can bar unsolicited messages from Wednesday, defaulting telcos risk N10m fine – NCC

    Subscribers can bar unsolicited messages from Wednesday, defaulting telcos risk N10m fine – NCC

    According to reports, the Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta has stated that from tomorrow, 20th July, telecommunications service providers must activate a “Do Not Disturb facility” for subscribers who do not want to receive unsolicited text messages, stressing that telecom companies that do not adhere to this risks a fine of N10 million.

    Speaking on Tuesday when he received the Minister of Communications, Barr Adebayo Shittu at the NCC headquarters in Abuja, he […]