Nigeria fines Airtel, others for poor service
Feb 28 2014 , Abuja
Globacom, which is owned by Nigerian billionaire Mike Adenuga, was fined 277.5 million naira, while South Africa's MTN and Airtel, which is owned by Bharti Airtel , were each fined 185 million naira, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) said in a statement.
The NCC will charge each company 2.5 million naira for every day the fine is not paid after March 7, it said. The month-long ban on selling SIM cards in a country of around 170 million people could be the most damaging.
The penalties were imposed because the operators had failed to meet key performance indicators in January, the NCC said.