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 Thursday, August 30, 2007

Vanguard Media reported today on planned subsidies for telecom operators to erect base transceivers stations in Nigeria with the support of the Universal Service Provision Fund (USPF).

The Fund would receive parts of the annual operating levy that all operators pay to the Nigerian Communications Commission. Finally, subsidies would allow telecom operators to expand their services to isolated and under-served areas, which would enable rural communities to have access to the information society through internet and telephone.

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