NCC STOPS TELECOMS FROM CHARGING FOR MONEY TRANSFER VIA USSD

Written by on August 10, 2020

THE NIGERIAN COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (NCC) HAS STOPPED MOBILE NETWORK OPERATORS FROM CHARGING THE CONSUMERS DIRECTLY FOR THE USE OF UNSTRUCTURED SUPPLEMENTARY SERVICE DATA (USSD) CHANNELS FOR FINANCIAL SERVICES IN THE FORM OF END-USER-BILLING.

IT SAID RATHER BILLING OVER USSD USAGE SHOULD BE BETWEEN THE TELECOM COMPANIES AND THE ENTITY TO WHICH THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED (I.E. BANKS AND FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS).

QUEST NEWS GATHERED THAT THE EXECUTIVE VICE CHAIRMAN OF THE NCC, PROF. UMAR GARBA DANBATTA, WHO DISCLOSED THIS IN STATEMENT ON WEDNESDAY, SAID THE DECISION WAS TAKEN IN THE INTEREST OF ALL NIGERIANS AND SUPPORT A ROBUST TELECOMMUNICATIONS SECTOR.


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