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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

NCC Suspends Dec. 1 Hike In Data Tarriff

The Nigerian Communications Commission has suspended its directive to mobile network operators to increase the price of data.
According to the NCC, the decision is as a result of the outrage that followed the announcement of the planned price hike .



“Following the concerns that visited the directive to introduce price floor for data segment of the telecommunications sector beginning from December 1, 2016, the Nigerian Communications Commission has suspended any further action in that direction,” the commission said in a statement by its Director, Public Affairs, Mr. Tony Ojobo.

“The decision to suspend this directive was taken after due consultation with industry stakeholders and the general complaints by Consumers across the country.

“The commission has weighed all of this and consequently asked all operators to maintain the status quo until the conclusion of study to determine retail prices for broadband and data services in Nigeria.”

The commission explained that its decision to choose a price floor for data was aimed a promoting a level playing field for all operators in the industry and encourage small operators and new entrants.

Noting that there had been a price floor of N3.11k/MB in 2014 which was removed in 2015, it said the proposed price floor to take place on December 1, 2016 was 90k/MB.

It added, “In taking that decision, the smaller operators were exempted from the new price regime, by virtue of their small market share. The decision on the price floor was taken in order to protect the consumers who are at the receiving end and save the smaller operators from predatory services that are likely to suffocate them and push them into extinction.

“The price floor is not an increase in price but a regulatory safeguard put in place by the telecommunications regulator to check anti-competitive practices by dominant operators.”

The NCC’s directive, which was communicated to GSM subscribers by some operators this week, had sparked outrage with many Nigerians calling for the decision to be reversed.

While the NCC said in statement that the directive was not a price hike and that it was not fixing prices for operators, a text message sent to subscribers by one of operators, indicated that the new rates fixed by the NCC required an increment in tariff.

The message read, “Dear customer, please be informed that from 1st Dec, some MTN data tariffs will be increased to reflect the new rates set by the NCC to operators. Thank you.”

Hours before it released its statement, the Senate had asked it to suspend the planned data price hike.

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44 comments:

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    1. Their brains just started working. They din't think it through before giving directives na until we start to cry fowl. Idiot people.

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    2. Why didn't they try it and see what would have happened. Stupid govt no thought all!

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  2. Yes! We did it. The power of social media. They shouldn't bring it up again o.

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    1. ThankGod ooh..I was wondering how much glo will move 2k data to..

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    2. They will still increase it dear but will do so codedly..

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  3. a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said...
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    Fuck them all....
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    ***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

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  4. hahahahaha Nigerians now getting sense to fight for their rights.

    Good they want to suspend but I know they will still do it. Yeye people

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  5. Their head no correct b4, mtcheww

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    1. After recharging my phone today for the next one month.... LMAO LMAO

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    2. Lol...I no even bother to recharge..bought card of #200 , gave the woman n she said, customer, it is not #220...i no even answer am





      @Galore

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    3. Hahahahahaha๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†@Lizzy Berry. I almost did the same thing o.Let's see how it goes dear.

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  6. APC is just here to punish Nigerians. Imagine a country where people are losing their jobs every day, foodstuff prize is going up every day many can't even feed properly. No empathy from this government at all.

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  7. Yes ooo
    Suspended jare
    Oleshi NCC

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  8. That craze wen enter their body don commot.



    Unam ikots.






    When is Rumour has it๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜






    @Galore

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  9. Hmmm after i don buy data for nxt month already. Thunder fire all of una

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  10. IDIOTS!!!

    All they know is device how to increase the suffering of Nigerians viz-a-viz the current recession caused by a clueless and archaic tyrant of a president.

    I'm really vexing for this country...Chukwu ma!!!

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  11. I had it in mind to go and buy enough data that will last me till December but because my phone eats data like mad I changed my mind jor.everything is saddening in this country now they want to kill the only thing that give us joy(Browsing )by making the Internet unaccessable to some..the thunder that will fire them is still receiving training from Sango stupid people.

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  12. Halleluyahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.......na wa for this country oooo!! I've really tried not to insult this government but mehn,lemme just keep quiet

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  13. Mshewwww Naija government is wack!

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  14. This govt is a curse and not a blessing to Nigerians,good NCC rescinded their decision.

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  15. This govt is a curse and not a blessing to Nigerians,good NCC rescinded their decision.

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  16. Thank God!This people are clueless about the sufferings of the masses. It's amazing

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  17. I'm just tired of this Nigeria....imagine things are going from bad to worst everyday. Meanwhile politicians are using us to shine......God is watching

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  18. Imagine the kind of hardship,suffering people are going through this evil, wicked and heartless government still want to add more penury on Nigerians. God will punish this demonic Apc government. Worst government ever.

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  19. love me jeje dat was so happy about d increment u see ur life.annoys go continue dey give u sleepless nights

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  20. Those that sold the country's mandate to this government are responsible for the untold hardship in the country. Make una no just complain.

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  21. It's good that well-meaning Nigerians gave the proposed increment in data plans a timely rejection.
    God bless Nigeria.

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  22. Hahahaha you guys voted for change now why are you all complaining. Hmm me that am managing my life

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  23. Hahahaha you guys voted for change now why are you all complaining. Hmm me that am managing my life

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  24. Food has been taken off our tables, now you want to take our data too? Mbanu.
    #NGGovtBeRiskingARevolutionSince1960

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