By SubTel Forum

AFTER the fanfare of the launch of Glo 1 and Main One submarine cables –two milestone investments in infrastructures which promised to revolutionalise the telecommunications sector, the prospects of imminent reductions in cost of access and enhanced value added services for Nigerian internet users would seem increasingly forlorn according to The Nation.  Reason? Internet Service Providers (ISPs) apparently do not as yet consider the current time as being ripe for tariff reduction.  At the recent commissioning of Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria (IXPN), the spokesman for the ISPs, Chima Onyekwere, while admitting that the dawn of submarine cables and the functionality of the Exchange Point ought to have heralded a downward trend in the pricing of bandwidth however insisted that price reduction was still far from being on the cards.

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