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Nigeria’s telecoms regulator slashes cost of SMS

The regulatory Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has reduced the cost for all domestic off-net short messaging service (SMS) – between different networks – from 10 naira (US$0.063) to 4 naira (US$0.025) per SMS with effect from 5 February.

“In accordance with the powers conferred on the Commission,,,. the following determination was made by the Commission: the Commission hereby sets a price cap of N4.00 (Four Naira Only) for Off-net SMS: the new rate shall be implemented within 30 days from the date of the directive,”
NCC said in a statement quoted by the local media Thursday.

It said the Commission would not place a price cap on International SMS at this time but would
encourage operators to work towards lowering the cost of International SMS.

The Commission said it arrived at the new price cap after due considerations of the submissions made by the operators at various consultative meetings

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