JUST IN: Nigerian Senate Halt Increase Of Data Tariffs, Condemned NCC For Such Increase [WATCH VIDEOS]

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Nigerian Senate earlier today (Nov 30) unanimously condemned the planned increase of data tariffs by the service providers in tandem with NCC.

Senate unanimously condemned the planned increase of data tariffs by the service providers in tandem with Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). Senator Bala Na'allah says the senate note with concern the recent decision by NCC to approve a new floor plan or minimum prices for data service for mobile operators.












Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) recently approved a new “floor plan” for data services by mobile operators 


It would be recalled, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) recently approved a new “floor plan”, or minimum pricing, for data services by mobile operators “to address market distortions, unhealthy price wars and value erosion that could threaten the going concern of the service providers”, according to an internal working document seen by TheCable.

In a letter to the big operators, the commission had directed that the floor plan for data should be 0.90k/MB effective December 1, 2016 “pending the finalisation of the study on the determination of cost-based pricing for retail broadband and data services in Nigeria”.

As virtually all the big operators were already charging below the new floor rate, the directive meant an automatic increase in charges for data services.

The Nigerian Senate has now resolved to halt the tariff approval as the time was wrong.

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