FEDERAL GOVERNMENT PROBES TELE-COMMUNICATION COMPANY IN THE COUNTRY FOR DATA DEPLETION.
Written by miebaka ikiriko on January 19, 2021
Tele-Communication Companies in Nigeria, including MTN, AIRTEL and others are currently being probed by the Federal Government following consistent users complaints on data depletion.
The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC said it had started probing data depletion in the telecoms Industry in line with its mandate of consumer production.
The Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of NCC, Professor Garba Dambatta said reduction in the cost of data might not provide the lasting solution to the issue of data depletion, promising that the Commission will explore new measures that will address the issue.
He said the Commission did its benchmarking recently and discovered that the cost of one Gigabyte of data had come down below five hundred Naira which represented fifty percent reduction from what it used to be.
Professor Dambatta said there was however, a target to reduce data cost to three hundred and ninety Naira per Gigabyte by the year 2025 adding that the Commission is almost there.