The National Bureau Of Statistics Stated That The Cost Of Powering Telecommunication Services Has Hit N33.47bn Per Month, Following A 55.16 Percent Year-On-Year Increase In The Cost Of Diesel.

Diesel Prices Rose To NGN836.81 Per Litre In March 2023 From NGN539.32 Per Litre In The Previous Year. This Increased The Monthly Cost Of Powering Base Stations From Ngn21.57bn In March 2022 To NGN33.47bn In March 2023.

The Cost Of Operating Base Stations Is Expected To Exceed N401.67bn By The End Of 2023 At The Current Rate. The Nigerian Communications Commission Revealed That There Were 38,288 Base Stations In The Country As Of The End Of 2021.