Nigeria’s Senate Committee on Communications has concluded that the recent NCC directive on data floor price – leading to a data price hike – was done in the nation’s best interest, the Daily Trust reports.
Last month, news broke that the NCC had issued a directive to the big four telecoms operators reinstating the data floor price. By implication, it meant that none of those operators would be able to sell data below that price. The result would be an increase in mobile data tariffs. The NCC had then said that the directive excluded new entrants and small operators, as it was aimed at protecting them.
After a huge outcry by Nigerians, the NCC suspended the directive, citing that it would make further consultations on the matter. The Senate also announced that they would look into the matter.
The NCC is yet to make any further statements about the matter. We will bring you updates as the situation unfolds.
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