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Tech: Is NCC right for rejecting proposed hike in call and data tariff by Telecom companies in Nigeria?

This is surely a wrong time to ask for price increase in Nigeria. Nigeria’s telecommunication industry regulatory, Nigerian Communications Communion (NCC), has rejected the prayers of telecom operators in the country to increase the price of calls and data. This action was stated to be taken to protect Nigerians from being denied access to communications.Executive Vice-Chairman and CEO of NCC, Prof Umar Danbatta, said the call was needless at the moment. However, Nigeria has one of the lowest telecom tariffs in the world.“From time to time, we do benchmarking, so that Nigeria will not be in the forefront of charging very high prices as well as ensure that the mobile operators are not charging amounts that are unrealistic, which will make them lose their business,” he explained.

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