NCC Plans To Release New Price For Data In Nigeria

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NCC Plans To Release New Price For Data In Nigeria

The Executive Vice Chairman of Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta, has announced that the commission is looking to release a new price for data in the country. This was made known on Thursday during his induction as a Fellow of the Nigeria Academy of Engineering (NAE). The new update is coming after news that Nigerians may soon start paying more for data hit social medias.

This is attributable to the recent move by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to implement section 44 of the Cybercrime (Prohibition, Prevention etc) 2015 Act (PDF) which spells out the model of financing the National Cyber Security Fund. Read Details Here.

When the Cybercrime Prohibition and Prevention Act 2015 are eventually implemented, internet users will start paying more for less data.

He revealed that the commission had completed a new framework that would give telecommunication companies the opportunity to participate in spectrum sharing.

According to him;

With the new framework, you can transfer, lease and share your spectrum.
These recent achievements of the commission will ensure optimum utilisation of spectrum.

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