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Reps to pass bill on local content in telecom


Members of the House of Representatives at a plenary. PHOTO: TWITTER/DOGARA

The House of Representatives is on the verge of enacting a bill aimed at encouraging local content in the telecommunications sector of the economy.

The proposed legislation, amongst other things, seeks to provide the legal framework with which the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC), can ensure that the current sharing formula between the Mobile Network (MNOs), the Value Added Service (VAS) and content developers and VAS hosting service providers is reviewed upward in line with industry best practice.

Sponsor of the bill, Mr Chukwuemeka Ujam, who spoke on the bill, explained that the main objective of the bill is to ensure the protection of the Nigerian VAS ecosystem from foreign invasion and exploitation.


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