NCC have decided to promote competition in Nigeria. Just in a very Nigerian way. At the expense of customers, macro economics and reality. Voice and SMS revenue will, and is, disappearing. Fast. Regulation can’t / won’t change that. We are in a new age. Everyone is climbing over the top. Whatsapp / Facebook / Messenger / SnapChat / Instagram are the new norms for communications. Netflix, ShowMax and irokotv will be the new norms for the hundreds of millions who are not in the PayTV universe.
Europe, India and the US have seen the future and the regulators are supporting this new reality.
Free Mobile sparks Telecoms war in France (FT)
Xavier Niel, the French billionaire, has embarked on an aggressive price war against France Telecom, Vivendi’s SFR and Bouygues Telecom to try to break their stranglehold over one of Europe’s most expensive mobile phone markets.
At an event in Paris to launch his Free Mobile service that drew inspiration from the late Steve Jobs at Apple — with its ch...