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Federal Government Set To Reduce Data Cost From N1,000 To N390 Per GB (details) by Jenny2u(f): 7:46pm On Oct 29, 2020
The Federal Government of Nigeria has commenced plans to cut down the cost of purchasing internet data in the country.



According to Umar Danbatta the Executive Vice Chairman, EVC, of the Nigeria Communication Commission, the Ministry of Communication and Digital Economy is planning to reduce the cost of data from N1,000 to N390 per gigabyte.

To achieve subsidized data cost, according to Mr Dambatta, the country must provide pervasive broadband data infrastructure.

Read the part of his statement below:

“Actually the cost has come down to N1,000/gigabyte of data, but the government is saying that we should be targeting N390 in the next 3 to 5 years.

“We need pervasive broadband data infrastructure because at the landing point in Lagos, where we have all the submarine cables. You know, that is why we have them. There is the main cable, 133, West African Sea Cable (WASC). And there is the other one which Glo company is trying to deploy.

“This, combined, have data capacity of 40 terabyte. This data capacity is at the landing point in Lagos. That is from the coast, where there is ocean. Until and unless you move this massive 40 terabyte data capacity into the hinterland because the undersea cables are terminating in Lagos.

“Hinterland consists virtually all the major cities of the country and the 774 Local Governments of Nigeria. Through this way you will be meeting demands for data with appropriate or commensurate supply of data. This is how it will enable Nigerians to pay less data tariff.

“But this massive capacity of data at landing cost can’t move itself. There is the need to build fibre cables that can carry this capacity to the hinterland.

“We are indeed pursuing the plan. There is infrastructure and company licensing framework that could give the companies the ability to afford to sell the data to the retail agents, who will sell the data to the citizens,” he explained.

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Re: Federal Government Set To Reduce Data Cost From N1,000 To N390 Per GB (details) by JEmma1(m): 8:02pm On Oct 29, 2020
Honestly dem no fit...

Them go put some twist to am.

We are watching sha ..
Re: Federal Government Set To Reduce Data Cost From N1,000 To N390 Per GB (details) by temi1290: 8:10pm On Oct 29, 2020
Una wan regulate sm una still wan reduce data, well I know sey regulation part na joke,una no fit
Re: Federal Government Set To Reduce Data Cost From N1,000 To N390 Per GB (details) by dododawa1: 8:13pm On Oct 29, 2020
Their will,their will their will till world end
Re: Federal Government Set To Reduce Data Cost From N1,000 To N390 Per GB (details) by Zendinho(m): 8:15pm On Oct 29, 2020
This is how confused the present administration is.......

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