Samson Akintaro Despite the threat of Over the Top (OTT) services, Whatsapp, Facebook, etc, mobile network operators in the country realised approximately $66.8 million (N25.4 billion) from short message service (SMS) in 2019, New Telegraph has learnt. This indicates that Nigerians still pay for text messages amidst the availability of different data-based free messaging platforms.
Full-year 2019 industry data released by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) showed that the telcos recorded a total of 6.4 billion outgoing SMS within the 12-month period. Based on the fixed cost of N4 per SMS, the operators had realised N25.4 billion from the service in the period under review…
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