Stop3

In an interesting turn of events, the Nigerian Senate has all but ordered the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to rescind on its earlier directive saying mobile operators should change their data tariff pricing.

The NCC had earlier re-introduced the data price floor, setting it at 0.90k/MB, in order to “provide a level playing field for all operators in the industry [allowing] small operators and new entrants to acquire market share and operate profitably.”

The regulator directed the big four telecoms operators in Nigeria (MTN, Globacom, Etisalat and Airtel) to review their data pricing by December 1, 2016, which effectively meant a hike in data prices.

The deputy Senate leader brought the matter before the house.

And the Senators were unanimous in their rejection of the directive by NCC.

As expected, the news was met with joy by several Nigerians.

On the other hand, a few people have questioned the legality of the Senate’s order considering that the NCC is an independent entity.

https://twitter.com/afalli/status/803922999002955776

A visit to the NCC’s twitter account shows that the regulator is still silent over the issue. We’ll have to wait and see what happens next.

Read this next
More From TC
Business, Developers, Entrepreneurship, Funding
17th September 2019

Andela, the Africa-focused tech accelerator, is laying off more than 400 employees across three countries as the company changes its business model away from developer training. The company told TechCabal it is laying off 250 junior developers from Nigeria and Uganda and about 170 others in Kenya. CEO Jeremy Johnson said the company will now […]

FBI announces arrest of 167 alleged fraudsters in Nigeria in anti-fraud operation
Business, ecosystem, FinTech, Government, Internet, Mobile, News, Policy, Technology
11th September 2019

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has arrested 281 individuals, including 167 in Nigeria, for their involvement in fraudulent business email compromise (BEC) schemes, the agency announced recently. Working with over 12 agencies across multiple countries, the FBI disclosed that the latest arrests are part of Operation reWired, a four-month international operation “designed to intercept […]


TechCabal is a Big Cabal Media brand



Copyright © 2019
All rights reserved

Privacy & Terms