NCC revises USSD pricing

Monday 10 August 2020 | 09:49 CET | News
The Nigerian Communications Commission has revised the price of Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD). The regulator said the amendment was necessitated by a protracted dispute between mobile network operators and financial institutions on applicable charges for USSD services and the method of billing. The USSD channel has evolved over time from a channel used only for telecom services such as balance inquiries and recharges, to a channel for deployment of a range of services including financial, insurance, agricultural, government services and more.  

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: NCC
Countries: Nigeria
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