The Nigerian Communications Commission To Review Phone Tariff


The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC,
Thursday commenced a review of the Mobile
Voice Termination Rate in the telecom sector.

Speaking at the stakeholders’ forum on cost
based study, the Executive Vice Chairman of NCC,
Prof. Umar Dambatta said the Commission
deemed it necessary to review the rate set in
2013 in view of the current market realities.
The review he said was consistent with the
Commission’s principle of ensuring participatory
regulation in the telecom sector..

Prof. Dambatta who underscored the importance
of the exercise, pointed out that the telecom
market requires a sound and functional
interconnection regime to be able to fine tune the
regulatory regime and lead the Nigerian telecoms
market towards full competition and effective
regulation.

When completed, the EVC said the scale of
changes will inevitably affect the unit cost of
providing services including interconnection and
may lead to differences between regulated
interconnection rates and underlying costs which
in turn may result in differences between on-net
and off-net retail tariffs. 

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