New data rollover rule will affect our revenues, say Telcos

The Association of Telecommunication Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) says the new directive on data rollover will negatively impact service providers’ revenues.


ATCON president, Olusola Teniola,  told NAN on Tuesday that the directive would ensure full utilisation of data purchased by telecoms consumers.


The Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) had directed telcos to roll over unused data for seven days.


He said that the consumers’ protection would, however, be to the detriment of network providers.


“Currently, the annual operating levy imposed on our members is 2.5%, and it is based on our net revenues,” he said.


“This directive may have a significant impact on the revenue because within those seven days consumers are not being charged for a data plan, it is a loss of revenue for our members,” he said.


On multiple taxations, Teniola said that the association was in dialogues with the government for harmonisation of the Right of Way (ROW).

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