Nigeria Telecom operators to review call tariff


Investigations have revealed that Telecommunications operators are considering a review of call tariff in selected states in the country.

The new tariff, according to findings, will reflect the cost of doing business in the affected states.

It was gathered that this move became necessary in view of the multiple taxes and levies imposed by government agencies in certain states on telecoms infrastructure.

Meanwhile, Consultant would be engaged to carry out a cost-based study, which could lead to a higher call tariff on outgoing calls by residents.

Over the years, network operators have raised the alarm over arbitrary taxes and levies imposed on the telecoms infrastructure in certain states and subsequent shutdown of Base Transceiver Stations over failure to comply.

Also in January last year, major base transceiver stations of network operators in Taraba State were shut over demands for the payment of environmental protection levy of about N285m by each telecoms operator.