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Why Big Telecoms Have To Increase Data Tariffs – NCC

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has directed the five big telecoms operators in the country to increase their data tariffs from Thursday, December 1.

The idea behind the rationale is to allow small operators and new entrants to acquire market share and operate profitably.

An NCC official who confided in newsmen on Monday said the regulator came up with the new data regime after some new entrants into the market complained that there was no way they could break even if they operated on same data regime with the likes of MTN, Glo, Etisalat and Airtel.

He said NCC yielded to their pressure when last month it notified the operators of the new rate.
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