One of Nigeria’s leading telecommunications company, Globacom, has announced a 55 per cent cut on tariffs to international numbers.

The company said this decision was taken to to aid customers stay connected to their loved ones overseas, without spending too much.

In a press statement issued in Lagos on Tuesday July 7, it was said that the reduced tariffs do not attract subtraction fees and are applicable to major destinations such as the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Ireland, South Africa, Spain and Saudi Arabia.

Within the African continent, it will apply to Cameroon, Niger, Benin Republic, Togo and Cote d’Ivoire. According to Globacom, these tariffs differ from one country to the other.

“United Kingdom which used to cost between N30 and N130 per minute now cost between N24 and N100 per minute depending on the network the call is landing. Similarly, calls to Spain and Italy have been reduced to N75 and N60 per minute from N90 and N130 respectively,” Globacom said.

In addition to this, the company said that calls to South Africa will now attract N85 per minute instead of N150, while calls to Saudi Arabia will now attract N55 per minute instead of N60. The tariff to for France and Ireland has been reduced to N50 and N40, respectively, from N65 and N60, respectively. Calls to Cote d’Ivoire, Benin Republic, Cameroon, Togo and Niger will now attract N150 instead of the old N200 per minute tariff.