NCC hosts forum on cost based pricing for retail broadband and data services

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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) will in Lagos this week on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 host stakeholders in the telecommunications industry and the general public to a consultative forum on determination of cost based pricing for Retail Broadband and Data Services in Nigeria. This is in consistent with gthe commission’s consultative approach and stakeholders’ engagement for effective regulatory oversight of the telecommunications sector, a release by the NCC has stated.

The event is to hold at the Digital Bridge Institute (DBI) Cappa, Oshodi, Lagos. It is designed as part of the Commission’s engagement with industry players and stakeholders with a view to getting their input before arriving at any major regulation and guidelines for the sector.

The Commission has already appointed a consultant to carry out a study on cost based pricing and will unveil its preliminary findings to stakeholders at the forum.

Besides the consultant, there will be a keynote address after which the event becomes interactive, whereby stakeholders, industry players are expected to strategise with officials of the Commission on the best approach to cost based study to determine pricing for retail broadband and data services in Nigeria.

The forum is in line with the Commission’s 8-point agenda to promote Accessibility, Availability and Affordability for pervasive broadband penetration.

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