The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, has apparently yielded to the pressure and protests from various sections of the country against its 100% increase of internet data tariffs which should have come into effect on December 1.
The commission, today, announced the suspension of the new tariffs and directed all mobile operators to maintain the status quo until the conclusion of a study to determine retail prices for broadband and data services in Nigeria is done.
A statement issued by the NCC’s Director of Public Affairs, Tony Ojobo read:
“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.”