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Airtel further crashes data tariffs for customers


Following BusinessDay’s exclusive story on the ongoing data price war between telecommunication service providers in Nigeria who are fiercely competing for market share in internet data service provision, identified as the future revenue booster, Airtel Nigeria has further driven down its prices for internet data bundles.

A few days after the published story, Airtel, Nigeria’s third largest mobile network operator with 49.9 million subscribers, announced that it has dropped data bundle tariff under its revised tariff plans, and is now offering customers 15GB for N5,000 on its monthly bundle and 6GB for N1,500 on its weekly bundle.

Airtel further said it plans to continue on this path of affordability and quality internet to ensure more Nigerians enjoy the benefits of its superior 4G Data Network.

Speaking on the telco’s commitment to drive affordable mobile broadband in line with the plans of the federal government of Nigeria, Dinesh Balsingh, chief commercial officer, Airtel Nigeria, said the company strongly believes in the Government’s drive of democratizing broadband, extending quality mobile internet services to the remotest location in the country as well as ensuring that Nigerians regardless of income level can afford data/mobile Internet services.

He also said that prevailing consumer trend indicates a growing demand for data/mobile internet and Airtel is well positioned to take the lead in providing the right value offerings as it currently has the largest 4G network in the country.

“As the preferred mobile internet services provider, Airtel is committed to offering superior value to telecoms consumers across the country and our newly revamped data plans is a testament to our commitment to empower our customers. With these new data plans, our customers now have higher data allowance to do much more and get more out of life; to succeed, to become more productive and to do so much more” he said.

Balsingh said that to activate the Airtel data plans, customers are advised to dial *141#. The data plans are available to all prepaid and postpaid customers on the Airtel network.


Jumoke Akiyode-Lawanson