The Nigerian Communications Commission ,NCC, has suspended its directive to telecommunication operators to increase the price of data.

This is coming shortly after the Senate had asked the NCC to stop the planned data price increase until all parties meet to resolve the outstanding issues.

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According to Channelstv report, the National Assembly on Wednesday, directed its committee on communication to meet with the service providers and get back to them.

The NCC had mandated the five big telecommunication operators in the country, to increase their data tariffs beginning from Thursday, December 1, 2016.

NCC Suspends Plan To Increase Data Price An official of the NCC revealed that last month, some new entrants into the market put pressure on the commission to increase data tariffs.

This according to them, was to allow small operators and new entrants acquire market share and operate profitably, an official of the commission has disclosed.