The NCC and a Price Floor for Internet Access in Nigeria: Competition Law Matters Arising – Stephen Oluwaseun Oke

This essay seeks to evaluate the propriety of the relatively recent attempt by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to introduce a price floor in the market for internet access in Nigeria. It examines the NCC’s decision through the lenses of competition law by providing insight into the legal framework forming the regulatory basis on which NCC issued the Directive and describing the NCC’s approach to regulating competition in the communications industry. It further illuminates on the antitrust rationale that may have informed the decision and advances arguments, founded on competition law doctrines, as to why the Directive was flawed, beyond the harsh economic conditions under which the ill-timed Directive was issued.

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