Etisalat Nigeria blames tax for slow rural telecoms roll-out

Monday 7 January 2013 | 11:04 CET | News
Etisalat Nigeria says taxation is to blame for the slow deployment of telephone services in rural areas, ThisDay reported. Head of Turnkey Rollout of the Engineering and Deployment Department at Etisalat Valentine Amadi identified government tax on traffic generated in rural communities as a major concern to telecoms operators, since the volume of traffic generated in rural communities is very low, compared with that in urban areas. Amadi said it has become necessary to institute a tax-free or tax-rebate regime to traffic generated in rural parts of the country rather than using the Universal

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Etisalat Nigeria / NCC
Countries: Nigeria
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