Abuja - The Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC) has directed the telecommunication companies in Nigeria to initiate a new data tariff regime from Thursday, December 1, 2016.
It was gathered that the government took the decision having discovered that data rates are very low-priced in Nigeria, compared to other countries, including nearby African countries.
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Although the telecoms companies declined to speak on the matter, top management workers across the networks have confirmed the story, reports Punch
With the increase, a data plan of N1 000 for 1.5 Gigabytes will now be increased to N3 000 at N1,000 per 500 Megabytes.
In text messages sent out to its subscribers, MTN, Africa’s mobile telecommunications giant, confirmed that it had agreed to implement the directive of the NCC.
The MTN text read, “Dear customer, please be informed that from 1st of December, some MTN data tariffs will be increased to reflect the new rates set by the NCC for operators. Thank you.”
- News 24