The Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) has directed operators in the telecommunication industry to begin data rollover from June 26.
What this means is that telco operators must as from the next two weeks add a subscriber’s unused or unfinished data to his/her new or next data subscription. Before this directive was issued to telco operators, subscribers’ unfinished or unused data subscription automatically became useless to them as soon as it hit the expiry date.
However, last week, the NCC’s Executive Vice Chairman, Prof Garba Umar Danbatta, said telco operators must begin the implementation of the data rollover directive from June 26, 2018. Prof. Danbatta gave the marching order at the 95th consumers outreach programme in Dutse, Jigawa State. NCC also noted during the consumers outreach programme that failure to comply with the new directive will attract a fine of N5m on each customer they fail to rollover and N500,000 on each day that follows the first default date
NCC also stated that all telco service providers in the country have been duly informed and are expected to begin the implementation of data rollover on June 26, 2018 as they have been given enough time to prepare their networks for it.
“All these are to ensure that the consumers’ rights, privileges and interests are adequately protected,” NCC stated.
Source: The Guardian Nigeria