NCC: Substandard phones also responsible for poor network services
“Substandard phones have contributed to the level of poor services because there is a certain required power in cell phones that would enable it to transmit signals. If the requirement is not met, then it will create problems in the network and that is why when people call a particular number they are unable to reach the number. This is not necessarily because there is no service there; but because their phones are not powered enough to sense signals because they are substandard” he said.
According to Director of Public Affairs, Nigerian Communications Commission, Mr Tony Ojobo, the use of substandard phones is a major contributor to the poor network service telecommunications subscribers experience sometimes. He said this yesterday at Abuja while speaking with journalists.
He said the NCC was working with the Nigeria Customs Service to curtail the importation of substandard phones into the country.
“We are collaborating with the Nigeria Customs Service, where we have provided a list of approved phones. We, therefore, expect that at the port of entry any phone that did not meet the standard will be seized. We are using this to reinstate that all vendors must be licensed by the Commission first and foremost. You can’t sell anything without having the authorization of the Commission” he said