NCC’s Fining of MTN Nigeria – Unprecedented, Chilling and Potentially Crippling

In a statement to the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, South Africa’s MTN confirmed that it had been issued a $5.2bn fine by Nigeria’s telecoms regulator, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), for its purported failure to disconnect inactive SIM cards as required by the regulator. Techcentral.co.za is also reporting that MTN Nigeria is facing a probe for “28 accumulated breaches”. Some quick thoughts:

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