NCC Stops Glo’s Free Data Promo, Summons CEO

The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, has stopped plans by telecommunications provider, Globacom to offer free data to its subscribers on Friday, August 11, 2017.

The regulator has however summoned Gladys Talabi, the chief executive officer, CEO, of Globacom Nigeria, to a meeting at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja.

In a letter signed by Sunday Dare, NCC commissioner for stakeholder management, said the promotion is a clear departure from what was approved by the regulator.

Earlier, Glo had announced that eligible subscribers would enjoy as much as 200 megabytes of data for free to enjoy what it called the “free data day”.

“Please refer to the commission’s letter dated 14th March, 2017 conveying approval for your Glo overload promotion. It has however come to our notice that Globacom Nigeria Ltd has been implementing the above regulatory approval in breach especially given your recent media campaign on the ‘Glo free data offer’, a clear departurre from terms and condition of the approval given for the Glo overload promotion,” the letter read.

“Consequent upon the above, you are hereby directed to suspend implementation of the Glo overload promotion from your network with immediate effect.”

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