Regulating Anti-competitive Practices in Nigeria's Communications Sector

By Chukwuyere Ebere Izuogu

This pioneering book gives a comprehensive review of the work of the Nigerian Communications Commission in regulating anti-competitive practices in Nigeria's communications market. To that end, the book, among other things, discusses the concept of a substantial lessening of competition, which is the substantive standard used for evaluating anti-competitive conducts in Nigeria's communications sector, and the substantive application of this standard by the Commission in the areas of anti-competitive agreements and practices: abuse of a dominant position; and mergers, acquisitions, and takeovers. The book also discusses the various conducts deemed by the Commission to result in a substantial lessening of competition, and the approach adopted by the Commission in regulating communications Licensees with market power and/or in conducting a dominance determination for the purpose of imposing ex ante regulatory obligations. It is intended that this book will serve as a useful research guide for competition and communications law practitioners in Nigeria, and especially officials of the Commission investigating anti-competitive practices. Academics, economists and law students with an interest in the competition regulation of communications services in Nigeria will also find this book useful. [Subject: African Law, Competition Law]

Publication Date: 1/1/2017
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9789462403345