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Prices of data, telecom services to crash by 40%- Pantami

Prices of data, telecom services to crash by 40%- Pantami

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ibrahim Pantami has said that the prices of data and telecommunication services are expected to crash by 40 percent following efforts by the Federal Government to attract huge local and foeign investments to the sector.

Pantami, while declaring open a week-long training programme organised by the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) for ICT/Telecomm reporters in Abuja, disclosed that FG has addressed the challenges associated with Right of Way (RoW) Charges and infrastructural protection and development.

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He said broadband penetration has been ramp up from 30 percent to 40.18 within the past one year.

Considering this development, therefore, the Minister said tthe government is targeting 40 percent reduction in data prices and other telecommunication services between now and 2025.

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