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Telecoms: Glo, MTN Nigeria resolve interconnect debt issue, says NCC

*The Nigerian Communications Commission, Thursday evening, announces the interconnect debt dispute between MTN Nigeria Communications Plc and Globacom Limited has been resolved amicably

Gbenga Kayode | ConsumerConnect

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has announced that the hitherto lingering interconnect debt dispute between MTN Nigeria Communications Plc (MTN) and Globacom Limited (Globacom) has been resolved amicably.

Mr. Reuben Muoka, Director of Public Affairs at NCC, in a statement issued late Thursday, February 8, 2024, said, “in accordance with this resolution, the disconnection approval granted to MTN for the disconnection of Globacom has now been withdrawn.”

The NCC also noted in respect of the Commission’s previous Public Notice, with the aim of mitigating any potential disruptions to subscribers, undertook further regulatory intervention by mediating between the parties and facilitating the reconciliation process.

Muoka stated: “The Commission reiterates that strict adherence to the terms and conditions of licenses, particularly those delineated in interconnection agreements, is imperative for all Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) and other licensees within the telecommunications industry.

“In order to proactively address and prevent future instances of interconnect indebtedness within the industry, the Commission will be requesting relevant records and regular updates from MNOs, as well as adopting a transparent approach towards industry indebtedness.”

This statement, the telecoms sector regulator added, “serves as a reminder of the Commission’s commitment to fostering a stable and compliant telecommunications ecosystem in Nigeria.”

 

 

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