LAGOS: THE Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has declared 13 telecoms operators in the country are dormant after losing customers to dominant players in the industry.
Among the operators listed as inactive include NITEL, MTel, Starcomms, Reliance Telecoms (Zoom Mobile), Intercellular, MTS First Communications, WiTel, O’ Net (Odua Telecoms), Rainbownet, Monarch Communications, Xs Broadband, Webcom, and Disc Communications.
The NCC, in a notice on its website, said it decided to declare the operators inactive to enable it study and circulate the accurate figures of telecoms operations in the country.
The regulator said the 13 operator had since gone into extinction and could no longer offer competitive services to their customers, who decided to port to other network operators.
The four key players currently in operation in the country are Globacom, Etisalat, Airtel and MTN.
These offer services to more than 120 million mobile subscribers, representing more than 70 percent of the population.
SOURCE: CAJ NEWS AGENCY