NCC Temporarily Halts MTN-Glo Disconnection Amidst Resolution Agreement

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has temporarily suspended the approved phased disconnection of Globacom Limited (Glo) by MTN Nigerian Communications Plc.

The decision came after both parties reached an agreement to resolve a longstanding interconnection debt dispute.

The NCC, in its Pre-Disconnection Notice published on January 8, 2024, highlighted the potential impact on consumers and expressed a commitment to facilitating a resolution that prioritizes consumer interests and ensures the smooth operation of the national telecoms network.

In exercising its regulatory powers, the Commission has put the phased disconnection on hold for a period of 21 days, effective from January 17, 2024.

During this time, the NCC expects MTN and Glo to amicably settle all outstanding issues, emphasizing the obligatory nature of settling interconnect debts for compliance with regulatory obligations.

The announcement brings a temporary reprieve for subscribers and underscores the importance of adherence to the terms and conditions of licenses, particularly in interconnection agreements within the telecom industry.

The NCC remains vigilant in ensuring that all operating companies meet their regulatory obligations, and it anticipates a swift resolution within the specified timeframe.

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