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Tariffs On Data, Voice Calls May Go Up by Kwanza: 8:15am On Jan 07, 2020
• 14 states hike RoW costs

Telcos may have no choice but increase tariff for voice calls and data over the decision of 14 state governments to increase the cost of right of way (RoW) for telecommunication infrastructure.

The telcos, acting under the aegis of Association of Licensed Telecoms Operators of Nigeria (ALTON) had warned that the regime of discriminatory tariff regime may become inevitable as they operate under diffrent conditions in some states.

Its Chairman, Gbenga Adebayo, lamented that some states have seen telecoms sector as cash cow that should milked, adding that they come with very spurious taxes, charges and levies.

But this threat is coming barely 72 hours after the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami said he has written to state governors to comply with the national economic council’s (NEC) resolution on the Right of Way.

The RoW charge is the levy paid to state governments for laying of optic fibre on state roads.

At present, the cost of RoW on federal roads is N142 per linear metre.

The 14 states, however, increased RoW fees from between N300-N500 per linear metre to between N3,000-N6,000 per linear metre.

The new management of the Lagos State Infrastructure Maintenance and Regulatory Agency (LASIMRA) increased RoW fee from N500 per linear meter to N5,000 per linear metre.

A single telecoms operator needs RoW covering thousands of kilometres.

The Special Adviser on Innovation and Technology to Lagos State governor, Tubosun Alake, in an interview said: “The issue of Right of Way has always been a challenge between state governments and telecoms operators who seek permission on RoW to expand their networks and infrastructure.

“There is this belief surrounding the telecoms sector that state governments see the telecoms sector as a cash-cow that they should milk dry, but that is not the thinking of government.

“In Lagos, the government sees telecoms as a critical source of infrastructure for the state, which needs smart regulation so that telecoms operators do not take undue advantage of the citizens, hence the need for balancing.

“The Lagos state government, through its agency, LASIMRA, has been equipped to enforce regulation and compliance of telecoms mast installation and digging of roads for the laying of fibre cables by telecoms operators.

“With the new management of LASIMRA, I believe they will grant RoW to telecoms operators to enable them to expand their networks and infrastructure in such a way that it will not hinder network expansion that will address poor service quality, and at the same time, it will not inconvenience the citizens that are expected to benefit from the telecoms services.”

Telcos across the country have previously blamed the poor service experience of subscribers on the refusal of federal and state agencies to grant RoW licence to lay more fibre optic cables in cities.

Carriers said they had envisaged heavy surge during the festive seasons and had long requested for RoW licence that would enable them to expand their networks by laying more broadband fibre optic cables.

They, however, stated that their request was rejected by the various government agencies, forcing them to maintain the available network that is not sufficient to manage the peak periods.

The states which hiked the levy are Lagos, Kano, Anambra, Ondo, Cross River, Kogi, Osun, Kaduna, Enugu, Adamawa, Ebonyi, Imo, Kebbi and Gombe.

https://thenationonlineng.net/tariffs-on-data-voice-calls-may-go-up/

Re: Tariffs On Data, Voice Calls May Go Up by Nobody: 2:39pm On Jan 07, 2020
grin
Re: Tariffs On Data, Voice Calls May Go Up by StrikeBack(m): 2:39pm On Jan 07, 2020
Re: Tariffs On Data, Voice Calls May Go Up by Ernerstdavid55(m): 2:40pm On Jan 07, 2020
Go up kor go down lo ni
Adikwa risky trust Nigerians na nobody go wan protest if na cadi B now everyone will chuck mouth

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Re: Tariffs On Data, Voice Calls May Go Up by crownwealth: 2:40pm On Jan 07, 2020
Useless and wicked NEXT LEVEL

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Re: Tariffs On Data, Voice Calls May Go Up by drake49(m): 2:40pm On Jan 07, 2020
the way these people treat Nigerians it's as if everyone is on the same level... No consideration whatsoever, it is well....
on God
God no go let them shame us
we go Survive

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Re: Tariffs On Data, Voice Calls May Go Up by GEOANDSONS: 2:40pm On Jan 07, 2020
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Re: Tariffs On Data, Voice Calls May Go Up by Olukologia24592(m): 2:40pm On Jan 07, 2020
We're becoming vision less in this country. Our leaders don't know what next to do. May God save us

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Re: Tariffs On Data, Voice Calls May Go Up by Nathdoug201: 2:41pm On Jan 07, 2020
Kee Nigerians
Na here una take dey strong..
When it comes to development you stupid government keep blind eyes..
Useless next level

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Re: Tariffs On Data, Voice Calls May Go Up by michealdeco: 2:41pm On Jan 07, 2020
Hmmm

Very simple though
If I want to subscribe I'll go back to abia then go back to enough and use it

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Re: Tariffs On Data, Voice Calls May Go Up by dangoteinlaw: 2:41pm On Jan 07, 2020
bullshit, BUHARI is a POS

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Re: Tariffs On Data, Voice Calls May Go Up by Nobody: 2:41pm On Jan 07, 2020
sad
Re: Tariffs On Data, Voice Calls May Go Up by Nobody: 2:41pm On Jan 07, 2020
Even fuel will increase..... Things are not getting better..

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Re: Tariffs On Data, Voice Calls May Go Up by Nobody: 2:41pm On Jan 07, 2020
This will not necessarily make more money for the government. Most smart medium sized telcos will simply get a leased line service from the major operators.

Besides, who still lays thousands of kilometres of fibre when they can leverage on existing infrastructure.

The big telcos already have fibres spanning across the country

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Re: Tariffs On Data, Voice Calls May Go Up by vickertony(m): 2:42pm On Jan 07, 2020
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Re: Tariffs On Data, Voice Calls May Go Up by Respect55(m): 2:42pm On Jan 07, 2020
Chei
Re: Tariffs On Data, Voice Calls May Go Up by Jhhs: 2:42pm On Jan 07, 2020
Abeg o

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Re: Tariffs On Data, Voice Calls May Go Up by itsme01: 2:42pm On Jan 07, 2020
shocked


State Governors are thieves... all this extra money they wont tell us which account it goes or how they spend it, they barely annouce federal allocation and state tax income

what happens to tax telcos pay, money VIO gets, Money charged in courts , cost of Vehicle lisence


..

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Re: Tariffs On Data, Voice Calls May Go Up by JubrinElSudan: 2:43pm On Jan 07, 2020
Why are we wicked. Imagine about 1000% increment. At the end, the masses will suffer for that and the state wont even provide a good infrastructure with the money

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Re: Tariffs On Data, Voice Calls May Go Up by sanpipita(m): 2:43pm On Jan 07, 2020
After the gra gra from the communication minister, things will go high instead

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Re: Tariffs On Data, Voice Calls May Go Up by lobbyist(m): 2:43pm On Jan 07, 2020
Kwanza:


https://thenationonlineng.net/tariffs-on-data-voice-calls-may-go-up/
Next level pain for the Nigerian people.
Government must increase revenue at all cost even Nigerian people are not that paramount to them.
Dear defenders, you can come forward to do your obligatory.

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Re: Tariffs On Data, Voice Calls May Go Up by bigfish3k: 2:43pm On Jan 07, 2020
hmnm
they have come again
APC - taxation party
always milking and ripping off the citizens

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Re: Tariffs On Data, Voice Calls May Go Up by Roon9(m): 2:44pm On Jan 07, 2020
Go up more than this?
Re: Tariffs On Data, Voice Calls May Go Up by lobbyist(m): 2:46pm On Jan 07, 2020
bigfish3k:
hmnm
they have come again
APC - taxation party
always milking and ripping off the citizens
Lagos is a case study. But we are hypocrite
Re: Tariffs On Data, Voice Calls May Go Up by Macsjebs: 2:46pm On Jan 07, 2020
Na wa o...
Prices keep going up, never comes down...
Re: Tariffs On Data, Voice Calls May Go Up by tityboi: 2:51pm On Jan 07, 2020
Oh
Re: Tariffs On Data, Voice Calls May Go Up by RZArecta(m): 2:51pm On Jan 07, 2020
Useless state governments that lack even a basic sense of innovation and intelligence. All they know how to do is tax and more tax anyone who wants to develop their state without commensurate infrastructure developments on the part of the state govts and that’s why wise businesses are moving to other African countries cool

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Re: Tariffs On Data, Voice Calls May Go Up by sam4noow(m): 2:52pm On Jan 07, 2020
i won't say anything not until Nairaland minister of foul mouth Nwamaikpe say something to this grin grin

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