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NCC set to announce new cost-based pricing for retail broadband to save ISPs

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Renewed assurances have come from the telecoms regulator, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) that it is at the verge of releasing a new cost-based pricing for retail broadband that would give smaller operators competitive advantage to remain in business.
In the last few years, there had been deadly price competition that appeared not to be healthy for Internet Service Providers (ISPs) as statuesque on data price floor (DPF) tends to favour Main network Operators (MNOs).
Giving highlights to the emerging price regime for DPF, the Director, Licencing and Authorisation at NCC, Ms. Funlola Akiode, at the recent stakeholders’ consultative forum held in Lagos, said the decision to release a new cost-based pricing for retail broadband, stemmed from a forum held last year, where the issue of anti-competition in retail broadband services was raised.
She noted that “We are currently in the process of finalising the determination of cost-based pricing for retail broadband and data services aimed at addressing the issue of competition in this segment of the industry”.

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