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NCC to fine operators NGN 5 mln per user for unsolicited SMS

Wednesday 18 January 2017 | 10:26 CET | News
The Nigerian Communications Commission says it will impose on mobile operators a fine of NGN 5 million for every subscriber who continues to receive unsolicited text messages despite opting for the Do Not Disturb service.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: NCC
Countries: Nigeria
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