NCC lifts minimum retail tariff restriction on new, small operators

Telecoms

In a public notice published on its website, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says it has permitted ‘small operators’ and non-profit organisations to set their voice and data tariffs below the industry’s retail floor price.

The watchdog classes a small operator as an existing service provider or new entrant with a subscriber market share of less than 7.5%. Local newspaper Punch reports that the NCC imposed a retail floor price on the telecoms sector in May 2013, as a means of controlling anti-competitive behaviour by operators deemed as having a dominant position within the market.
Source: Punch