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NCC Wades Into MTN, Glo Dispute: Suspends Disconnection Approval

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has extended by 21 days from yesterday, January 17, approval granted the MTN to disconnect Glo from its network as a result of unpaid debt.
This followed the intervention of the regulatory body, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) in the dispute between the two, especially as Glo insisted that it is not owing MTN a kobo.
In a statement today, January 18, the Director of Public Affairs in NCC, Reuben Muoka said that the disconnection is originally supposed to commence today, but that it has been extended by 21 days to enable the two parties resolve their differences.
“The Commission is pleased to announce that the parties have now reached agreement to resolve all outstanding issues between them.
For this reason, and in exercise of its regulatory powers in that regard, the Commission has put the phased disconnection on hold for a period of 21 (twenty-one) days from today, 17 January, 2024.”
He said that in granting the approval for the disconnection, the Commission was deeply conscious of the potential impacts of the decision on consumers.
Muoka said that the Commission would continued to engage both parties to facilitate a resolution which prioritizes and protects consumer interest and the seamless operation of the national telecoms network.
“Whilst the Commission expects MTN and Glo to resolve all outstanding issues within the 21-day period, the Commission insists that interconnect debts must be settled by all operating companies as a necessary component towards compliance with regulatory obligations of all licensees.
“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.”

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