NCC Puts On Hold Disconnection Of Glo By MTN


Our Reporter

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has put forward by 21 days the phased disconnection of Globacom Limited (Glo) by the MTN Nigerian Communications Plc. (MTN).. The extension takes effect from 17 January, 2024.

This followed the announcement that the parties have now reached agreement to resolve all outstanding issues between them.

In a statement issued by the Director, Public Affairs of the NCC, Mr.
Reuben Mouka, the regulatory body expects MTN and Glo to resolve all outstanding issues within the 21-day period and insists that interconnect debts must be settled by all operating companies as a necessary component towards compliance with regulatory obligations of all licensees.

Aminu Maida, Executive Vice Chairman, NCC

The statement states that it is OBLIGATORY that Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) and other licensees in the telecom industry keep to the terms and conditions of their licenses, especially as contained in their interconnection agreements.

On January 8, 2024 the regulatory body published a Pre-Disconnection Notice informing subscribers of the approval granted to MTN Nigerian Communications Plc. (MTN) to commence the phased disconnection of Globacom Limited (Glo) with effect from January 18, 2024 due to long-standing interconnection debt dispute between the parties.

In granting the approval, the Commission was deeply conscious of the potential impacts of the decision on consumers and therefore continued to engage both parties to facilitate a resolution which prioritizes and protects consumer interest and the seamless operation of the national telecoms network.


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