6 telecom companies to lose operating licences in February

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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says it will impose the maximum possible penalties on any of its licencees implicated in masking of international telephone calls.

The regulatory body announced this on Monday in Lagos, in a statement by its Director of Public Affairs, Mr Tony Ojobo.

The statement said it was likely that the operating licences of some of the interconnect exchange and other licencees involved in the practice would either be revoked or suspended in the coming week.

Twillio, an online Communications glossary, says masked calling is a technique used in e-commerce to protect buyers’ and sellers’ personal phone numbers private.

It uses a short-lived phone number for each party, allowing them to communicate seamlessly during a specified time period.

The suspected licencees include Medallion Communications Ltd, Interconnect Cleaning House…



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