Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) Reverses Determination on USSD Pricing

In July 2019, the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) waded into a dispute between telcos and banks, over Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD)’s pricing. Banks and telcos had increased the charges on transactions carried out using the USSD channel, and it didn’t augur well with consumers. As consumers protested the increment, the regulators of banking and communication industries ordered a reversal of the added pricing on USSD. “After receiving briefing about the proposed USSD charges, I realized there was no justification for the new tariff and consequently, I directed its immediate suspension. Any telecom operator that violates this directive would be … Continue reading Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) Reverses Determination on USSD Pricing