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MTN, Glo, Airtel Set To Increase Data, Call Tariffs by Islie: 4:47am On May 23, 2018
By Samson Akintaro 



Nigerians may soon begin to pay higher tariffs on calls and data as the telecommunications companies in the country brace up for a new cyber security levy to be implemented by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

This is coming on the heels of a directive from the CBN to all banks on the collection of 0.005 per cent levy on all electronic transactions into a National Cyber Security Fund.

Section 44 of the Cybercrime Prohibition and Prevention Act 2015, which the CBN seeks to implement, states that “there shall be paid and credited into the Fund established under subsection (1) of this section and domiciled in the Central Bank of Nigeria: a levy of 0.005 per cent of all electronic transactions by the businesses specified in the second schedule to this Act.”

Businesses affected by this charge include GSM service providers – MTN, Glo, Airtel, 9Mobile etc. and all telecommunication companies; Internet service providers; banks and other financial institutions; insurance companies and Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE).

However, speaking at a press conference in Lagos yesterday, the President of the Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON), Mr. Olusola Teniola, said the implementation of the levy is ill-timed, considering the fact that the telecom operators are currently battling with multiple taxation, which has risen from 26 in 2015 to 38 under the current administration.

“At this point, if the CBN decides to go ahead with the implementation, we will have no choice but to pass the cost to the subscribers. Nigerians should be ready to pay more for calls and data subscriptions,” he said.

Teniola added that with the additional burden, the operators might also consider downsizing their staff strength to stay afloat.

ATCON, which is a professional, non-profit, non-political umbrella organization of telecommunications companies of Nigeria, said all its members have concluded that the only way to survive with the new levy is to increase tariff across board.

“The eventual implementation of this levy of 0.005 per cent would cripple, if not render useless government and private sector efforts to speed up the broadband penetration in Nigeria and our association has a mandate to protect the investment in the telecom industry from undue pressure from the government in the form of yet additional burden on our members that are already overtaxed by all tiers of governments,” the ATCON President added.



https://newtelegraphonline.com/2018/05/mtn-glo-airtel-set-to-increase-data-call-tariffs/


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Re: MTN, Glo, Airtel Set To Increase Data, Call Tariffs by TheHotspur(m): 4:55am On May 23, 2018
Another gift from Baba

grin

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Re: MTN, Glo, Airtel Set To Increase Data, Call Tariffs by Oyetboy(m): 5:02am On May 23, 2018
Everything keeps going
Up in this country now undecided

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Re: MTN, Glo, Airtel Set To Increase Data, Call Tariffs by HonSuQMaDIQ(m): 5:28am On May 23, 2018
Buharin daji has finished zhis kwontri ... let his soulless online walking corpese come and explain zhis

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Re: MTN, Glo, Airtel Set To Increase Data, Call Tariffs by Partnerbiz: 6:35am On May 23, 2018
where are those shouting sai baba?

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Re: MTN, Glo, Airtel Set To Increase Data, Call Tariffs by madgoat(m): 6:36am On May 23, 2018
Hmmmmm.... angry
Re: MTN, Glo, Airtel Set To Increase Data, Call Tariffs by DSS1335: 6:37am On May 23, 2018
angry
How significant is 0.005%
Lets assume that the annual turn over balance of most operators as domiciled with bank is about N15,000,000,000.
0.005% which is 0.00005 x N15b, is it something that those stingy operators won't be able to pay, that they want their subscribers to bear the brunt?

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Re: MTN, Glo, Airtel Set To Increase Data, Call Tariffs by edlion57(m): 7:27am On May 23, 2018
Bad news every morning....nawa...till when

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Re: MTN, Glo, Airtel Set To Increase Data, Call Tariffs by SamuelAnyawu(m): 7:27am On May 23, 2018
embarassed Buhari if you like tripple the current data plans with your negative economic policies embarassed i will subscribe and criticise you onbthe hardship you have brought upon us embarassed




Senator Samuel Anyanwu for Governor Imo 2019

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Re: MTN, Glo, Airtel Set To Increase Data, Call Tariffs by ishowdotgmail(m): 7:27am On May 23, 2018
Na dem sabi undecided


Na to quite Nairaland and some other sites on my phone. Na dem dey bring am up go bring am back later.. Mtcheeew

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Re: MTN, Glo, Airtel Set To Increase Data, Call Tariffs by mysteriousman(m): 7:27am On May 23, 2018
Haba after reducing data cap na wa for this country o
Re: MTN, Glo, Airtel Set To Increase Data, Call Tariffs by Victorakats(m): 7:27am On May 23, 2018
Sad
Re: MTN, Glo, Airtel Set To Increase Data, Call Tariffs by Nobody: 7:27am On May 23, 2018
Nigeria is High grin

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Re: MTN, Glo, Airtel Set To Increase Data, Call Tariffs by BlackHatNaija: 7:27am On May 23, 2018
Glo shouldn't try this!
Re: MTN, Glo, Airtel Set To Increase Data, Call Tariffs by marsh4332(m): 7:28am On May 23, 2018
Hmmm, even Snail Glo. Glo should increase its data speed instead.

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Re: MTN, Glo, Airtel Set To Increase Data, Call Tariffs by Vicintonsh(m): 7:28am On May 23, 2018
It's sad that we get to go through all these. How can you increase data and call tariffs when your services are not even encouraging.
Even Glo wants to increase angry , Mtn that was even trying has been hell these past few days, you get full network coverage, 3.5G, but you can't even load a page without having to continually hit the refresh button (they now cut you off and double zap your data) , airtel will use 500MB to load a page for you

Who will save us??!! cry

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Re: MTN, Glo, Airtel Set To Increase Data, Call Tariffs by Dutchey(m): 7:28am On May 23, 2018
MultiLinks we want u back

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Re: MTN, Glo, Airtel Set To Increase Data, Call Tariffs by Samanza89: 7:28am On May 23, 2018
Nothing surprises me anymore in this country...

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Re: MTN, Glo, Airtel Set To Increase Data, Call Tariffs by Slurity(m): 7:29am On May 23, 2018
Mention one country that price of things keep going down. You guys better wake up to realities

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Re: MTN, Glo, Airtel Set To Increase Data, Call Tariffs by sunnywhyt007: 7:29am On May 23, 2018
Dey wan dey form boss b dat oo, SA calling
Re: MTN, Glo, Airtel Set To Increase Data, Call Tariffs by Paperwhite(m): 7:30am On May 23, 2018
cry cry What is it with Nigeria Sef Perhaps the clueless APC government policies are also tightening the noose around these service providers.

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Re: MTN, Glo, Airtel Set To Increase Data, Call Tariffs by Kingcesar: 7:30am On May 23, 2018
DSS1335:
angry
How significant is 0.005%
Lets assume that the annual turn over balance of most operators as domiciled with bank is about N15,000,000,000.
0.005% which is 0.00005 x N15b, is it something that those stingy operators won't be able to pay, that they want their subscribers to bear the brunt?
are you mad ?? Them look like ngo for ya eyes or charity organization wey they akure ??from 26 dues to 38 under 3yrs. All this ISP go soon quit like etisalat

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Re: MTN, Glo, Airtel Set To Increase Data, Call Tariffs by Lanretoye(m): 7:31am On May 23, 2018
May God forgive the subscribers for i dunno the sin they have committed.

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Re: MTN, Glo, Airtel Set To Increase Data, Call Tariffs by Inspire01: 7:31am On May 23, 2018
What a country.
At the end of it all, the subscribers will be the ones to suffer the burden

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Re: MTN, Glo, Airtel Set To Increase Data, Call Tariffs by EarthXmetahuman: 7:31am On May 23, 2018
And cbn strikes again.


Our life is not hard enough for emefiele.

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Re: MTN, Glo, Airtel Set To Increase Data, Call Tariffs by jtjohn(m): 7:32am On May 23, 2018
Please, I want to ask a question. what are the masses benefiting from this country called NIGERIA.

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