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|An Open Response To The NCC/ Senate Over Planned Data Increase by lezz(m): 4:04pm On Dec 14, 2016|
It is disheartening to realise the NCC , a government parastatal initiated and encouraged GSM data price hike in a free market like ours.
Whatever happened to allowing market forces dictate the price? Isn't that the logic this government gave for the removal of fuel subsidy?
Sadly, while none of the GSM companies have made any complaints about their charges, the NCC which should comcern itself with ensuring gsm service provicers deliver quality service and protect subscribers' interests , is the one telling gsm companies they need to charge more for data cost. The federal government is always driving against traffic in the highway of ethics and transparency.
Nigeria is the only country where the government is telling private entrepreneurs, firms and companies to increase their base prices with the dumb excuse of monopoly given as a reason.
Does the Nigeria government provide any subsidy for GSN operators or subscribers? If they don't, one what professional or moral ground does the NCC stand to order GSM service providers to increase data base price?
India has the cheapest mobile rates in the world due to its population as GSM companies have more subscribers and therefore make more profit. That was an order given to the investing GSM companies by the Indian government .
And India has within few years have profited in drawing numerous investors to its market including Microsoft and Nokia etc.
Nigeria which is the biggest population in Africa and the largest gsm market in Africa has high dsta cost to show for it and this is encouraged by the government?
With Nigeria being in the top 10 biggest mobile internet users worldwide, logic presupposes that the government, rather than urge GSM companies to hike data cost, should champion the course of reduction of data cost as gsm companies stand to make more gain in Nigeria than in most part of the world.
Gsm companies are already super rich and churns out profits exceedingly and this directive by the NCC will only add to the profit-making of the companies and impoverish the masses
Does the government know that there are more GSM subscribers in Nigeria than the entire population of south Africa? Then gsm services in Nigeria sbould be embarrassingly cheap in this country
Do this brainless government know that telecommunication acounts for 7% of our GDP? More than manufacturing and finance?
Does this government understand that mobile internet is the only cheap means Nigerian students and workers use as a leverage to offset the dearth of quality education and research, lack of laboratories and books in our schools and offices and lack of fixed broadband?
Does this government know that so many small to medium SME's rely on mobile internet for business survival?
It seeems everywhere the Nigerian masses make progress, the government moves in fast to kill it off!
Chairman of the NCC, Professor Kumar Danbatta should honourably resign and allow market forces prevail.
When SIM cards were sold for 30k and recharge vouchers were sold for 500 and 750 Naira, NCC didn't give order to reduction.
Square pegs in round holes!
|Re: An Open Response To The NCC/ Senate Over Planned Data Increase by Nobody: 4:44pm On Dec 14, 2016|
You need to also understand that if ncc doesn't step in, the main service providers will form a cartel to push other operators from the market. Had it being ncc didn't give directives to MTN to halt it call tariff to all networks, it could have monopolies the whole thing such that most persons would opt in for MTN at the expense of service delivery. But with such policy, it made other networks to not only meet up with expectations but they were able to roll out offers to attract customers . as for saying free market economy, such thing only exist on textbooks but in reality it's not feasible . Just imagine such economic system was fully allowed in the pay TV, Dstv price would have skyrocketed even though we're expecting high soonest. In a free market there are no regulations which you and I know isn't possible
|Re: An Open Response To The NCC/ Senate Over Planned Data Increase by lezz(m): 5:29pm On Dec 14, 2016|
asuustrike2009:the main service providers are already in a price war. MTN has the largest call subscribers while glo and Airtel are slogging it out to see who takes the largest share in data sphere.
Etisalat is caught in between indecision. These are the factors tjst drove data rate down. NCC never considered Nigeria's population in setting a data price floor.
They should have maintained the status quo or a slight increment. What they have succeeded in doing is to enrich the network companies and shut many Nigerians out of the mobile world.
|Re: An Open Response To The NCC/ Senate Over Planned Data Increase by nisai: 6:10pm On Dec 14, 2016|
This where u are when Kenyans have been flexing muscle on this thread.
|Re: An Open Response To The NCC/ Senate Over Planned Data Increase by nisai: 6:11pm On Dec 14, 2016|
This where u are when Kenyans have been flexing muscle on this thread Lezz.
|Re: An Open Response To The NCC/ Senate Over Planned Data Increase by lezz(m): 6:22pm On Dec 14, 2016|
nisai:Lolz. Nisai. Long time.
Give me few minutes to enter the battle theatre.
|Re: An Open Response To The NCC/ Senate Over Planned Data Increase by stupidity: 6:48pm On Dec 14, 2016|
Na so we go sit don for house make noise upandan then the data price will increase and we go stay buy AM.
|Re: An Open Response To The NCC/ Senate Over Planned Data Increase by nisai: 7:18pm On Dec 14, 2016|
lezz:Eku ijo meta(its been a while). Hope u are keeping well brother.
I am always at ease seeing u being the nig commander.
|Re: An Open Response To The NCC/ Senate Over Planned Data Increase by PhonePlanet(m): 9:35pm On Dec 14, 2016|
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