The Nigeria Communication Commission has charged telecoms operators to strengthen the quality of service of their various networks as festive activiti...
The Nigeria Communication Commission has charged telecoms operators to strengthen the quality of service of their various networks as festive activities build up for the Yuletide.
The Executive Vice-Chairman of the commission, Prof. Umar Dambatta, made the call at the grand finale of the NCC-sponsored Telecoms Cup Tennis Tournament in Lagos, where he also explained that the yuletide was not like any other period of the year in terms of service usage.
Dambatta, who was represented by a deputy director at the commission, Mr. Jerry Ugwu, charged operators to be prepared to fully cater for subscribers’ reliance on voice, data and Short Messaging Service in the period, adding that festive period would always witness increased traffic on telecoms networks.
“The NCC’s message on a good Quality of Service is always consistence to serve the interest of all- operators, subscribers and stakeholders, despite that the players are believed to know the dynamics of the market and understand the demand flow as well.
“This is a period that traffic is higher and so, operators must be prepared to meet the demand because it brings business to them, and they too will not be happy should bad Quality of Service lead subscribers to deserting their (operators’) networks,” he said.
The telecoms regulator also called attention of operators to migration of traffic from major cities to the hinterland, which might warrant the need to adjust service distribution within the period.
Meanwhile, the final game for the tournament between Nishant Abi and Walter Eze closed at 6-1; 6-1 with Eze, a veteran, who had represented Nigeria in international tournaments, losing to Abi.
Also, Nishant and his partner won the men’s double in the tournament.
The Vice-Chairman, Tennis Section of Ikoyi Club, Mr. Sunny Onegbu, commended the NCC for sustaining the sponsorship of tennis competition to rejuvenate the game in Nigeria, stressing that the sport was almost dying because of lack of sponsorship.