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MTN Urges Senate To Approve Ncc’s Data Price Floor by Azeola: 6:32am On Dec 07, 2016
The Chief Executive Officer of MTN Nigeria, Mr
Ferdinand Moolman yesterday appealed to the
senate to consider the Data price floor as set by
the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC,
saying that data price is among the lowest in the
continent. Moolman who made presentations in Abuja, at the
Senate hearing on Data price floor,also noted that
the inability of telecom operators to access forex
and that of the activities of the unlicensed
providers of “over-the-top” telecoms services,
contribute to the dwindling fortunes of licensed
operators in the country.
He described the OTT operators as people “who do
not have any physical presence; nor pay any taxes;
nor make any significant contribution to
employment or other socio-economic objectives of
government in Nigeria”
According to him, “MTN is committed to continue
its efforts to provide the best data network to the
people of Nigeria. In this regard, however, there
are a number of factors that impact the sector’s
sustainability such as the rise of headline inflation
to about 17.9%
The depletion of operator revenues by unlicensed
providers of “over-the-top” telecoms services who
do not have any physical presence; nor pay any
taxes; nor make any significant contribution to
employment or other socio-economic objectives of
government in Nigeria
“ There’s also the inability of operators to access
foreign exchange. This is particularly debilitating
given that most of our inputs are sourced off-
shore. This has very significantly increased both
operating and capital expenses.
“ Despite these macro-economic challenges,
telecom tariffs have declined significantly to over
67% between 2007 and 2016 and data prices are
amongst the lowest on the continent.
“ With this in mind, MTN looks forward to the cost
study as confirmed by the NCC, and remains
committed to working with the Regulator and
Industry to ensure fair value and fair competition
in the Nigerian market”.
Moolman added that MTN actively contributed
to the development of the National Broadband
Plan , and has consistently taken every step
to facilitate the achievement of Government’s
objectives of pervasive, cost-effective and
sustainable access to data services by all strata of
Nigeria’s population. The company
continues to be an ICT development partner to
the government and people of Nigeria.

soutce: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2016/12/mtn-urges-senate-approve-nccs-data-price-floor/

No wonder they were so eager to implement in the first place.I'm yet to hear globacoms take on the matter though.

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Re: MTN Urges Senate To Approve Ncc’s Data Price Floor by madridguy(m): 6:37am On Dec 07, 2016
Ok
Re: MTN Urges Senate To Approve Ncc’s Data Price Floor by Heterodox(m): 6:54am On Dec 07, 2016
Not my business. BDS pays.
Re: MTN Urges Senate To Approve Ncc’s Data Price Floor by LOVEGINO(m): 7:00am On Dec 07, 2016
MTN MTN! No wonder they re the first to notified subscribers on the data price hike. Very useless madafakers cool
Re: MTN Urges Senate To Approve Ncc’s Data Price Floor by sod09(m): 7:20am On Dec 07, 2016
do people still use dat crazy network

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