NCC Halts Impending Telecom Disruption As MTN, Glo Reach Agreement

NCC Halts Impending Telecom Disruption As MTN, Glo Reach Agreement

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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has announced the suspension of the disconnection of Globacom Limited by MTN Nigerian Communications Plc due to a lingering interconnection debt dispute.

The Commission had issued a 10-day pre-disconnection notice which expired today, 18 January. with the development, it means that MTN will no longer disconnect Globacom as previously planned.

NCC said that while approving the disconnection, it was “deeply conscious of the potential impacts on consumers and engaged both parties to prioritize consumer interest and the smooth operation of the national telecoms network.

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The Commission said that MTN and Glo have reached an agreement to settle all outstanding issues. Consequently, the NCC has exercised its regulatory powers to suspend the phased disconnection for 21 days from January 17, 2024, expecting a resolution within this timeframe.

While urging the involved parties to resolve issues promptly, the NCC emphasized the mandatory settlement of interconnect debts, stressing that compliance with regulatory obligations is essential for all licensees in the telecom industry. Reuben Mouka, Director of Public Affairs at the NCC, signed the announcement.


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